Here are some articles on Sen, taken all from Rationality and Commitment, ed. by Fabienne Peter and Hans-Bernhard Schmid, OUP, 2007
The contribution by Sen to this volume is “Why Commitment is important to Rationality” and it is available in the post “Articles by Sen.”
These are a number of (not very deep) accounts of how mainstream economic theory (mis)construes consumers and other economic actors.
Here are some links to articles by Sen. These will be relevant for those concerned to look extensively at critiques of rational choice theory, the identification of rationality with so-called instrumental rationality, etc. The most important of these articles is the original article “Rational Fools”.
Apart from Sassatelli, pp.31-52, we will discuss the article by de Vries available at this link:
Please try to read as much as you can by tomorrow. Sorry for the short notice.
McKendrick – The Consumer Revolution of 18th Century England: we will be discussing this this week (Week One).
Campbell – Consuming Goods & the Good of Consuming: we will return to this article later but it is worthwhile reading this now (in Week One).
Campbell – Conspicuous Confusion – A Critique of Veblen: we will return to this article, too, but it is also worthwhile reading it now as its critique of emulation accounts is important to understanding potential problems in the account offered by McKendrick.