Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? Author Michael J. Sandel
ISBN-10 0374532508
ISBN-13 9780374532505
Year 2010-08-17
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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For Michael Sandel justice is not a spectator sport The Nation s reviewer of Justice remarked In his acclaimed bookbased on his legendary Harvard courseSandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse In terms we can all understand wrote Jonathan Rauch in The New York Times Justice confronts us with the concepts that lurk beneath our conflicts Affirmative action same sex marriage physician assisted suicide abortion national service the moral limits of marketsSandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics morality and our own convictions as well Justice is lively thought provoking and wisean essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life

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