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

Justice


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

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism


  • Author : John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 1870
  • Genre: Utilitarianism
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  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106000044476


Utilitarianism Book Description :

Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, is an essay written to provide support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to misconceptions about it. Mill defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." Mill defines happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain. He argues that pleasure can differ in quality and quantity, and that pleasures that are rooted in one's higher faculties should be weighted more heavily than baser pleasures. Furthermore, Mill argues that people's achievement of goals and ends, such as virtuous living, should be counted as part of their happiness....

Summary of Justice

Summary of Justice


  • Author : Abbey Beathan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-06-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1646153332


Summary of Justice Book Description :

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 and publis...

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....

Doing Justice
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Doing Justice


  • Author : Preet Bharara
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525521136


Doing Justice Book Description :

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws in the system and in human nature. The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation...

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....