Justice
Score: 4
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Justice


  • Author: Michael J. Sandel
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 2123172 Bytes


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 e...

Summary of Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel

Summary of Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel


  • Author: Abbey Beathan
  • Release Date : 2019-02-17
  • Genre: Reference
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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do by Michael J. Sandel | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.)A unique education in thinking through complicated issues we face in public life today.Justice was initially a Harvard course but due to its popularity as one of the most highly attended in Harvard's history, Sandel decided to give us a book where all the wisdom he imparted on the course, could be given by this medium as well. Addressing a series of alternative theories of justice, Justice comes forth as an intricate and amusing philosophy book that talks about complicated topics and philosophical visions and break them down in a simple manner so anyone can easily read it.(Note: This summary is wholly written ...

Justice
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Justice


  • Author : Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429952687


Justice Book Description :

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 e...

Justice
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Justice


  • Author : Michael Sandel
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141041339


Justice Book Description :

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 sa...

Justice
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Justice


  • Author : Michael Sandel
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-09-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846142802


Justice Book Description :

Is killing sometimes morally required? Is the free market fair? It is sometimes wrong to tell the truth? What is justice, and what does it mean? These and other questions are at the heart of Michael Sandel's Justice. Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, he reveals how an understanding of philosophy can help to make sense of politics, religion, morality - and our own convictions. Breaking down hotly contested issues, from abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage, to patriotism, dissent and affirmative action, Sandel shows how the biggest questions in our civiv life can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate. Justice promises to take readers - of all ages and political persuasions - on an exhilarating journey ...

Justice

Justice


  • Author : Michael Sandel
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Genre: Justice
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Justice Book Description :

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, lyr...

Justice

Justice


  • Author : Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2007-09-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195335118


Justice Book Description :

Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice. Moreover, Sandel's organization of the readings and his own commentaries allow readers to engage with a variety of pressing contemporary issues. Looking at a host of ethical dilemmas, including affirmative action, conscription, income distribution, and gay rights, from a variety of angles—morally, legally, politically—the collection engages with the core concerns of political philosophy: individual rights and the claims of community, equality and inequality, morality and law, and ultimately, justice. ...

What Money Can t Buy
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

What Money Can t Buy


  • Author : Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429942584


What Money Can t Buy Book Description :

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect o...

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Liberalism and the Limits of Justice


  • Author : Michael J. Sandel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-03-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521567416


Liberalism and the Limits of Justice Book Description :

Previous edition published in 1982....

A Theory of Justice
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

A Theory of Justice


  • Author : John RAWLS
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674042605


A Theory of Justice Book Description :

Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work....

The Idea of Justice
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Idea of Justice


  • Author : Amartya Sen
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674060470


The Idea of Justice Book Description :

Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives....

A Year to Live
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

A Year to Live


  • Author : Stephen Levine
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2009-10-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307561321


A Year to Live Book Description :

In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vi...