Amartya Sen, in my opinion, is the economist who has probed the limits of economics as a discipline. In this interview he talks of nature of theorising, especially in economics, and makes many interesting observations. The interesting feature of Sen’s analysis is that he rarely dismisses the philosophical basis of the discipline. Instead he brings out the limitations involved and the need to bring in greater diversity to the informational basis and the philosophy underlying economic analysis. This interview has many profound observations, but in a light hearted fashion.
Other talks in this series
A list of other talks that may be of interest to you.