On the possibility of measuring freedom: a Kantian perspective

OPHI Research in Progress

This paper looks at the methodological issues surrounding the operationalisation of the opportunity aspect of freedom in the capability approach. It proposes an operationalisation strategy based on Kant's concept of autonomy freedom in order to overcome this difficulty.

Citation: Silva-Leander, S. (2011). 'On the possibility of measuring freedom: a Kantian perspective', OPHI Research in Progress 27a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

capability approach, Amartya Sen, Immanuel Kant, autonomy freedom, opportunity freedom

Sebastian Silva-Leander
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RP 27a