The ethical dimension of Kenneth Arrow’s Weltanschauung
This paper aims to outline some ideas around the contributions of Kenneth Arrow, and to make explicit the philosophical reflection on the intersection between ethics and economics. United, economics and ethics can help to improve our understanding of socioeconomic phenomena. The field of collective choice pretend precisely that. It takes into consideration an ethical dimension of the choice process with a collectivist ontological commitment. In the first part we mention some considerations about Arrow's life, then we focus on his theory of social choice, in the third part we argue that Arrow reintegrates ethics into economic theory and finally we make some concluding remarks.
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