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Author Dieterlen, Paulette, 1947- author

Title Poverty : a philosophical approach / Paulette Dieterlen
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Series Rodopi philosophical studies ; 6
Rodopi philosophical studies ; 6
Contents Foreword; Introduction; I. Two Concepts of Poverty; II. Criteria of Distribution; III. The Rights of the Poor and Our Obligations Toward Them; IV. Utility and Norms in the Study of Poverty; V. Equality; Conclusions; References
Summary In Poverty: a philosophical approach, the author studies various philosophical issues concerning poverty in the Program for Education, Health and Food (PROGRESA) that was in effect in Mexico, from 1997 to 2002, and shows how theoretical discussion is necessary to clarify some ideas concerning the application of a social policy. Poverty is one of the main problems concerning economics, political philosophy, and ethics. It is an ethical problem because of its relationship with self-esteem. Since poverty is intimately related to social policies, the philosophy of poverty must consider the distrib
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176)
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Equality.
Poor -- Mexico.
Poverty -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 1994-
Mexico -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Miró Quesada Cantuarias, Francisco, 1918- editor
Sosa, Ernest, editor
ISBN 1423791053 (electronic bk.)
9781423791058 (electronic bk.)