Minimal relativism, dominance, and standard of living comparisons based on functionings

@inproceedings{Pattanaik2006MinimalRD,
  title={Minimal relativism, dominance, and standard of living comparisons based on functionings},
  author={Prasanta K. Pattanaik and Yongsheng Xu},
  year={2006}
}
This paper considers the functioning approach to the standard of living. It shows that, in evaluating standards of living, one is faced with deep-rooted tensions between the principle of weak dominance and the principle of minimal relativism, which requires some minimal respect for differences between the evaluations of different individuals and/or the differences between the norms of different communities. 

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