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Public philosophy : essays on morality in politics

Author: Michael J Sandel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on some of the moral and political issues, such as affirmative action, assisted suicide, abortion, gay rights, stem cell research, the meaning of toleration and civility, the gap between rich  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sandel
ISBN: 0674019288 9780674019287 067402365X 9780674023659
OCLC Number: 60321410
Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I: American civic life --
America's search for a public philosophy --
Beyond individualism: Democrats and community --
The politics of easy virtue --
Big ideas --
The problem with civility --
Impeachment--then and now --
Robert F. Kennedy's promise --
II: Moral and political arguments --
Against state lotteries --
Commercials in the classroom --
Branding the public realm --
Sports and civic identity --
History for sale --
The market for merit --
Should we buy the right to pollute? --
Honor and resentment --
Arguing affirmative action --
Should victims have a say in sentencing? --
Clinton and Kant on lying --
Is there a right to assisted suicide? --
Embryo ethics: the moral logic of stem cell research --
Moral argument and liberal toleration: abortion and homosexuality --
III: Liberalism, pluralism, and community --
Morality and the liberal ideal --
The procedural republic and the unencumbered self --
Justice as membership --
The peril of extinction --
Dewey's liberalism and ours --
Mastery and Hubris in Judaism: what's wrong with playing God? --
Political liberalism --
Remembering Rawls --
The limits of communitarianism.
Responsibility: Michael J. Sandel.

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