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Justice : what's the right thing to do?

Author: Michael J Sandel
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular Harvard professor Michael Sandel offers a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice that considers familiar controversies such as affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, patriotism and dissent, and the moral limits of markets in fresh and illuminating ways.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sandel
ISBN: 9781846142130 184614213X
OCLC Number: 416275561
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Doing the right thing --
Utilitarianism --
Libertarianism --
Markets and morals --
Immanuel Kant --
John Rawls --
Arguing affirmative action --
Aristotle --
Dilemmas of loyalty --
Justice and the common good.
Responsibility: Michael J. Sandel.

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Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, this work shows how an understanding of philosophy can help to make sense of politics, religion, morality - and our own convictions.  Read more...

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Justice is a lucid and compelling analysis of our current moral dilemmas, which argues for a new commitment to citizenship and the common good * Shirley Williams * Sandel dazzles in this sweeping Read more...

 
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