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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Michael J. Sandel

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? These questions are at the core of our public life today-and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Sandel's legendary 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. In the fall of 2009, PBS will air a series based on the course. Justice offers listeners the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students-the challenge of thinking our way through the hard moral challenges we confront as citizens. It is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, an audiobook 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, the moral limits of markets, patriotism and dissent-Sandel shows how even the most hotly contested issues can be illuminated by reasoned moral argument. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise-an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the big questions of our civic life.

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? These questions are at the core of our public life today-and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Sandel's legendary 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. In the fall of 2009, PBS will air a series based on the course. Justice offers listeners the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students-the challenge of thinking our way through the hard moral challenges we confront as citizens. It is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, an audiobook 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, the moral limits of markets, patriotism and dissent-Sandel shows how even the most hotly contested issues can be illuminated by reasoned moral argument. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise-an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the big questions of our civic life.
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Genres:

Philosophy

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? These questions are at the core of our public life today-and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Sandel's legendary 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. In the fall of 2009, PBS will air a series based on the course. Justice offers listeners the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students-the challenge of thinking our way through the hard moral challenges we confront as citizens. It is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, an audiobook 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, the moral limits of markets, patriotism and dissent-Sandel shows how even the most hotly contested issues can be illuminated by reasoned moral argument. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise-an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the big questions of our civic life.

Language:

English

Length:

16h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:10:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:08:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:33:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

59:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:34:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:03:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:31