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Author Sandel, Michael J.

Title Justice : what's the right thing to do? / Michael J. Sandel.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  172.2 SAN    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  172.2 SAN    AVAILABLE
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Description 308 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-292) and index.
Contents Doing the right thing -- The greatest happiness principle : utilitarianism -- Do we own ourselves? : libertarianism -- Hired help : markets and morals -- What matters is the motive : Immanuel Kant -- The case for equality : John Rawls -- Arguing affirmative action -- Who deserves what? : Aristotle -- What do we owe one another? : dilemmas of loyalty -- Justice and the common good.
Summary 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.
Subject Justice.
ISBN 9780374180652 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374180652 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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SRP 2011 X
October 12 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: Absolutely fantastic discussion of "justice" and the varied approaches that humans have created in attempts to define this vague albeit invaluable concept.
SRP 2010 X
September 30 2010
SRP 2010 REVIEW: If you like to debate on the political issues of the day, Harvard professor Michael Sandel's book is one to read. He has a way with reducing moral/political dilemmas down to their core questions. Fascinating!
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