High distinction – Amartya Sen receives peace prize of the German book trade, a philosopher, “the deals as a thought leader for decades, with questions of global justice is shot”, it means on the part of the award Committee.0 comment Amartya Sen speaks during an event in 2010 in Lausanne. Image: Patrick Martin
The Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen receives the peace prize of the German book trade. The börsenverein of the German book trade in Frankfurt announced.
“We are honoring Amartya Sen, a philosopher who sets herself apart as a thought leader for decades, with questions of global justice”, it means to justification. His Work contributed to the fight against social inequality and are as relevant today as never before.
Sen was born in 1933 in shantiniketan (West Bengal) and now lives in Cambridge (Massachusetts/USA). In 1998, he had received the Nobel prize in Economics. To not count the Sens main demands it, “the prosperity of society solely on the economy to measure growth, but also to the development opportunities, particularly for the most Vulnerable,” said Karin Schmidt-Friderichs, head of the börsenverein and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “His inspirational work is to promote a culture of political decisions, which is borne by the responsibility for others and anyone the right to participation and self-determination denied.”
The peace prize of the German book trade, is endowed with 25 000 euros and is awarded in October during the Frankfurt book fair in the St. Paul’s Church. Since 1950, the börsenverein of the German book trade the award, together with the book of acts and the professional organization of publishers.
the Statute of the peace prize of the German book trade, it is said: “The Foundation serves the cause of peace, humanity and understanding between peoples.” Honoured personalities from the world of art, literature, and science can be. In the past year, was awarded with Sebastião Salgado for the first time a photographer.
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