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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do - Michael J. Sandel
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do
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What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and... show more
What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel’s “Justice” course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course. Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways. Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, patriotism and dissent, the moral limits of markets—Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these con?icts, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781429952682 (1429952687)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
4.0 Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
رحلة رائعة جداً وضرورية لكل طالب علم وقارىء ومثقف.أسلوب الدكتور ساندل مثير جداً وممتع. يحرّك الذهن وينمّيه. المواضيع المطروحة في هذا الكورس كلها تتمحور حول القيم والمبادىء الأخلاقية،وكما هو واضح من العنوان فإنها بشكل عام تتحدث وتناقش الشيء الصحيح الذي يجب علينا فعله في حالات ومعضلات أخلاقية مختلفة. ...
Poisoning with words
Poisoning with words rated it
4.0 Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
No suelo leer "no-ficción", pero el profesor Sandel es un genio.
Dichotomygirl
Dichotomygirl rated it
For Edx.org Harvard Class, Justice. Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies, taught by Michael Sandel
spoko
spoko rated it
I wasn't sure I'd get much out of this book, since I've already listened to the series of Dr. Sandel's lectures on which it's based. But I loved that series, and figured the book would be worth a shot. I'm so glad I did. Not only was the refresher worthwhile, but the final chapter (which is almost e...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
I love books like this: they challenge the mind and lead to great discussions.Michael Sandel teaches a very popular course at Harvard entitled “Justice.” It’s available in video through the iTunes University (a phenomenal resource, I might add.) Sandel uses a series of hypothetical situations to f...
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