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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? | [Michael J. Sandel]

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, Michael Sandel 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 civic life can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate.
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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Michael J Sandel's, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? as read by the author himself.

Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, Michael Sandel 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 civic 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 today's political and moral controversies in a fresh and enlightening way.

©2012 Michael J. Sandel (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

What the Critics Say

"One of the world's most interesting political philosophers." (Guardian)

"Michael Sandel, perhaps the most prominent college professor in America...practices the best kind of academic populism, managing to simplify John Stuart Mill and John Rawls without being simplistic. But Sandel is best at what he calls bringing 'moral clarity to the alternatives we confront as democratic citizens'.... He ends up clarifying a basic political divide - not between left and right, but between those who recognize nothing greater than individual rights and choices, and those who affirm a 'politics of the common good,' rooted in moral beliefs that can't be ignored." (Michael Gerson, Washington Post)

"Sandel explains theories of justice...with clarity and immediacy; the ideas of Aristotle, Jeremy Bentham, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Robert Nozick and John Rawls have rarely, if ever, been set out as accessibly.... In terms we can all understand, Justice confronts us with the concepts that lurk, so often unacknowledged, beneath our conflicts." (Jonathan Rauch, New York Times)

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  • Neil
    CHELTENHAM, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "An accessible introduction to political philosophy"

    This is a great, accessible introduction to political philosophy. The author is a great narrator for the books and the book itself is a great way to start thinking about key questions for society and the general polity. I bought this as an accompaniment Michael Sandel's free online course about Justice, for which this book is recommended for extra reading. A great book and a great, engaging recording.

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  • Rosanna
    Derby, United Kingdom
    11/10/13
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    "Broad-scoped, engaging and clear"
    What did you like most about Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do??

    Sandel challenges and engages the listener and also presents a clear, broad picture of the philosophy of modern values. Fascinating, clear and accessible. Sandel cuts through the field to offer a logical walk-through of the philosophy behind the principles of justice. Highly recommended from both an academic point of view, and a personal one. Sandel questions to provoke real thought about your own personal values as a reader, at the same time as remaining clear, balanced and critical in his coverage of the different philosophies and case studies explored.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uhm... Jeremy Bentham's head? Undoubtedly a character.


    Have you listened to any of Michael J. Sandel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's more accessible in chunks.


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