Human Action and Sustainability

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  1. According to Amartya Sen on what conception of human beings are the early texts relating to sustainable development based? What is the flaw of such an approach according to him?
  2. What aspect of human beings was not taken into account in these texts? What would the taking into account of this second aspect allow to sustain?
  3. How can environmental aspects be taken into account in Sen's approach to sustainability?
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