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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,737 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastian Faulks, Michael J. Sandel Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michael J. Sandel Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbm1020 | 2/13/2014

    " This is a good book. It is short and easy to read. Sandel details the reasoning behind several theories of justice, in normal English, and then states his own position without getting all high and mighty about it. He speaks to some very basic human values. I recommend it very highly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vbm95u | 2/4/2014

    " An excellent lay introduction to contemporary debates about justice. Sandel does a fabulous job of presenting dry philosophical ideas in an articulate, engaging manner ideal for undergraduates and readers curious about the deeper issues that inform current moral and political debates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aaron | 1/22/2014

    " Modern-day philosophy, with a liberal bent, but ultimately concluding that your can't use philosophy alone to prove what a just society is. Why? Because community (family, local, religious, etc.) matters. I liked this quite a bit, although his dismissal of utilitarianism was a little too facile, I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rhesa | 1/20/2014

    " Putting philosophy of moral into the heart of public hottest issues, educational & enlightening. I bought this book in Narita Airport 1hr before departure as a 7 hour flight companion, what a purchase!. "

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