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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

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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 civil 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 to confront controversies in a fresh and enlightening way. Hide synopsis

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Paintbrush

Applied Philosophy

by Paintbrush on Feb 20, 2011

Michael Sandel connects the philosophies of Ancient Greece, the Enlightenment, and the 19th century with some of the difficult questions of today's American political life. The reader has an opportunity to weigh several philosophic arguments regarding political justice, to recognize their legitimate and not always compatible claims, and perhaps to choose a favorite.

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