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dc.contributor.authorBoldyrev, Ivan A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHerrmann-Pillath, Carstenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-17T12:53:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-17T12:53:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60506-
dc.description.abstractIn his Idea of Justice, Amartya Sen compares the two basic approaches to evaluate institutions, transcendental institutionalism and realization-focused comparisons. Referring to Smith's Impartial Spectator, he argues in favour of the latter and proposes the principle of Open Impartiality. However, this cannot solve the tension between universalism and contextualization of values that Sen therefore inherits from Smith. Based on recent Hegel scholarship, we argue that some of the difficulties can be resolved, considering the role Smith played in the development of Hegel's thinking. Hegel's concept of recognition plays an essential role in establishing the possibility of impartiality both on the level of consciousness and on the level of institutional intersubjectivity. Hegel's critique of Kants formalist ethics (also considered as transcendental institutionalism by Sen), his analysis of the civil society in the Philosophy of Right, especially his focus on associations and estates, can serve as a model for making Sen's focus on public discourse theoretically more concise and pragmatically feasible. Hegel shows that universalistic attitudes can only emerge in specific institutional contexts.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFrankfurt School of Finance & Management |cFrankfurt, M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking Paper series, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management |x193en_US
dc.subject.jelB12en_US
dc.subject.jelB25en_US
dc.subject.jelB52-
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTheory of Moral Sentimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSenen_US
dc.subject.keywordHegelen_US
dc.subject.keywordrecognitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcivil societyen_US
dc.subject.keywordassociationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic discourseen_US
dc.titleMoral sentiments, institutions, and civil society: Exploiting family resemblances between Smith and Hegel to resolve some conceptual issues in Sen's recent contributions to the theory of justiceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn721270948en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fsfmwp:193-

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