The attempts by Amartya Sen to replace the neoclassical economist’s criteria for measuring human well-being with a model that is richer in content and more eclectic in its theoretical underpinnings has been both impressive to academics and influential in the policy-making realm. Sen has not been hesitant to present ideas that he himself appears to realize are neither complete nor immune from criticism, and the critical response to his “capabilities and functionings” approach to assessing well-being is extensive indeed.1