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Capability Approach

Workshop on the philosophy of the capability approach

One-day workshop on the philosophy of the capability approach on Wednesday October 9th, from 9.00-17.00. The workshop is aimed at scholars and graduate students in philosophy, and other scholars and graduate students working on foundational issues in the capability approach. Participation is free but places are limited, and lunch and coffee will be provided (registration…

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Article in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Ingrid Robeyns published her paper “What, if Anything, is Wrong with Extreme Wealth?” in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. The article is available through open access via this link Abstract This paper proposes a view, called limitarianism, which suggests that there should be upper limits to the amount of income and wealth a person…

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Workshop on Foundational Issues of the Capability Approach (KU Leuven)

Ingrid Robeyns will deliver a keynote address on ‘The capability approach and non-Western world views’ at the ‘Foundational Issues of the Capability Approach’ workshop at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven. The last decades have seen a proliferation in the use of the capability approach as a method for evaluating and conceptualising human development, inequality…

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Interview with Ingrid Robeyns in Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics

The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE) interviewed Ingrid Robeyns about her formative years, her scholarship on the capability approach, her ERC-funded Fair Limits project, the relevance of political philosophy for public policy, and her advice for young philosophers aspiring to an academic career. “I think that the political and societal effects of preference…

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2018 HDCA Conference

Ingrid Robeyns will deliver a keynote lecture at the 2018 HDCA conference. This year’s conference is in Argentina, and its theme is “Human Development and Social Inclusion in an Urbanizing World”. Scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world are invited. The title of Robeyns’ lecture is: What, if anything,…

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