Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
“For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport,” The Nation’s reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed book—based on his legendary Harvard course—Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today. It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse. “In terms we can all understand,” wrote Jonathan Rauch in The New York Times, Justice “confronts us with the concepts that lurk . . . beneath our conflicts.”Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, the moral limits of markets—Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, 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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Review: Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?User Review - Sue Lyle - Goodreads
I train teachers in Philosophy for Children and work with children to engage them in philosophising. I found this book marvellous for its clear exposition of three major philosophical positions on ... Read full review
Review: Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?User Review - Mark Levine - Goodreads
Sandel brilliantly applies the tools of political philosophy to real-world policy questions. Read full review
1 DOING THE RIGHT THING
2 THE GREATEST HAPPINESS PRINCIPLE UTILITARIANISM
3 DO WE OWN OURSELVES? LIBERTARIANISM
4 HIRED HELP MARKETS AND MORALS
5 WHAT MATTERS IS THE MOTIVE
6 THE CASE FOR EQUALITY
7 ARGUING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION