Philosophy Tea – Amartya Sen

  • Datum: –16.00
  • Plats: Regina teatern Trädgårdsgatan 6, Uppsala
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Uppsala universitet i samarbete med Reginateatern
  • Kontaktperson: Gisella Bengtsson
  • Telefon: 070-4250608
  • Kulturevenemang

This autumn Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.

Amartya Sen, October 9, 3pm

Development and Freedom

Amartya Sen (born 1933) is a respected economist and philosopher from India with a broad perspective on development, inequality, freedom, democracy and social progress. In his widely read Development as Freedom (1999) he connects to the pioneering economic thinkers such as Adam Smith to argue for the enhancement of socially responsible freedom as the basis for economic development. One of his earlier works demonstrated that famines rarely happen in democracies, thus pointing to the importance of political institutions for economic development that benefits society as a whole. Similarly he demonstrated the impact of gender inequality by calculating the number of 'missing women' in the use of India's demographic statistics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and the Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2017.


Ticket price 100 kr, Students 30 kr, Senior Citizen 80 kr (including fees)

Each Philosophy Tea session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. Philosophy Tea is supported by Uppsala University and the sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.