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    Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (CD-Audio) By (author) Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government Michael J Sandel

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    DescriptionWhat 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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    Title
    Justice
    Subtitle
    What's the Right Thing to Do?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government Michael J Sandel
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781427208163
    ISBN 10: 1427208166
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57430
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 320.011
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    DC21: 320.011
    BISAC V2.8: POL003000
    Ingram Subject Code: KI
    Libri: I-KI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: E10404800
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 172/.2
    LC classification: JC578 .S25 2009B
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    MACMILLAN AUDIO
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN AUDIO
    Publication date
    15 September 2009
    Author Information
    Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. He has taught his undergraduate course "Justice" to more than 15,000 Harvard students over the years, and video footage of the course was adapted into a PBS television series. Sandel graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served on the George W. Bush administration's President's Council on Bioethics. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "Sandel offers a primer on a number of theories of justice and applies them to questions that are (or have been) the subject of political discourse. Emphasizing the accessibility of the material, Sandel presents summaries of these theories that are clear and easy to understand." - "AudioFile""Sandel maintains a consistently engaging tone, and his probing moral questions about the nature of freedom, choice, truth and the individual are brought down to an accessible and stimulating level." - Winston-Salem Journal"This work is an appealing invitation for listeners to use more scrutiny regarding their won actions as well as those of politicians and media personalities. The depth and total absence of righteousness in the author's writing and vocal tone make this an essential lesson for anyone interested in promoting individual virtue and social justice." - "AudioFile "