Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 24, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 320 pages
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Michael Sandel's Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? invites readers of all ages and political persuasions on a journey of moral reflection, and shows how reasoned debate can illuminate our lives.
  • Is it always wrong to lie?
  • Should there be limits to personal freedom?
  • Can killing sometimes be justified?
  • Is the free market fair? What is the right thing to do?
Questions like these are at the heart of our lives. In this acclaimed book Michael Sandel - BBC Reith Lecturer and the Harvard professor whose 'Justice' course has become world famous - gives us a lively and accessible introduction to the intersection of politics and philosophy. He helps us think our way through such hotly contested issues as equal rights, democracy, euthanasia, abortion and same-sex marriage, as well as the ethical dilemmas we face every day. 'One of the most popular teachers in the world'
  Observer 'Enormously refreshing ... Michael Sandel transforms moral philosophy by putting it at the heart of civic debate'
  New Statesman 'One of the world's most interesting political philosophers'
  Guardian 'Spellbinding'
  The Nation Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at the University of Harvard. Sandel's legendary 'Justice' course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Sandel is the author of many books and has previously written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and the New York Times. He was the 2009 BBC Reith Lecturer.

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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

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User Review  - Mark Levine - Goodreads

Sandel brilliantly applies the tools of political philosophy to real-world policy questions. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at the University of Harvard. Sandel s legendary 'Justice' course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard with up to a thousand students enrolling every year. In 2007, Harvard made Sandel s course available to alumni around the world through webstreaming and podcasting.Over 5,000 participants signed up for Justice Online, and Harvard Clubs from Mexico to Australia organized local discussion groups in connection with the course. Michael Sandel has lectured widely in Europe, China, India, Australia and North America. In May 2007 he delivered a series of lectures at major universities in China and he has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations. Sandel is the author of many books and has previously written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and the New York Times. He will be delivering the 2009 Reith Lectures for the BBC.

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