Justice

Justice


  • Release: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 1429952687
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What 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? Michael J. Sandel's "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, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course. Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one 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, patriotism and dissent, the moral limits of markets—Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these con?icts, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

Justice

Justice


  • Release: 2007-09-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 412 page
  • ISBN: 9780195335118
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Justice brings together in one indispensable volume essential readings on justice and moral reasoning. With readings from major thinkers from the classical era up to the present, the collection provides a thematic overview of the concept of justice. Moreover, Sandel's organization of the readings and his own commentaries allow readers to engage with a variety of pressing contemporary issues. Looking at a host of ethical dilemmas, including affirmative action, conscription, income distribution, and gay rights, from a variety of angles—morally, legally, politically—the collection engages with the core concerns of political philosophy: individual rights and the claims of community, equality and inequality, morality and law, and ultimately, justice. With concise section introductions that put the readings in context, this anthology is an invaluable tool for students, teachers, and anyone who wishes to engage in the great moral debates that have animated politics from classical times to our own.

What Money Can t Buy

What Money Can t Buy


  • Release: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781429942584
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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

The Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit


  • Release: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780374720995
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The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

Summary of Justice

Summary of Justice


  • Release: 2019-06-10
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  • File: PDF, 88 page
  • ISBN: 1646153332
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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do by Michael J. Sandel Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) A unique education in thinking through complicated issues we face in public life today. Justice was initially a Harvard course but due to its popularity as one of the most highly attended in Harvard's history, Sandel decided to give us a book where all the wisdom he imparted on the course, could be given by this medium as well. Addressing a series of alternative theories of justice, Justice comes forth as an intricate and amusing philosophy book that talks about complicated topics and philosophical visions and break them down in a simple manner so anyone can easily read it. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Self-knowledge is like lost innocence; however unsettling you find it, it can be 'unthought' or 'unknown'." - Michael J. Sandel Justice comes forth as philosophical journey of the best kind, surfing through theories from world class philosophers like Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Robert Nozick and many more. With this book you'll have at your disposals the most accepted theories of justice and they will be made easy to digest for anybody, disregarding their knowledge on the topic. The most valuable thing about this book is that it saves you thousands of hours you could have spent reading about those theories, and have them all served to you in a silver platter by Sandel. Take a philosophy course with one of the most recognized teachers on the subject. P.S. Justice is an extremely informative book that gives you a rundown of a lot of philosophical theories and Sandel's take on them. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazin

A Theory of Justice

A Theory of Justice


  • Release: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 623 page
  • ISBN: 9780674042605
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Public Philosophy

Public Philosophy


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 292 page
  • ISBN: 0674019288
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In this book, Michael Sandel takes up some of the hotly contested moral and political issues of our time, including affirmative action, assisted suicide, abortion, gay rights, stem cell research, the meaning of toleration and civility, the gap between rich and poor, the role of markets, and the place of religion in public life. He argues that the most prominent ideals in our political life--individual rights and freedom of choice--do not by themselves provide an adequate ethic for a democratic society. Sandel calls for a politics that gives greater emphasis to citizenship, community, and civic virtue, and that grapples more directly with questions of the good life. Liberals often worry that inviting moral and religious argument into the public sphere runs the risk of intolerance and coercion. These essays respond to that concern by showing that substantive moral discourse is not at odds with progressive public purposes, and that a pluralist society need not shrink from engaging the moral and religious convictions that its citizens bring to public life.

Justice as Fairness   Gerechtigkeit als Fairness  Englisch Deutsch

Justice as Fairness Gerechtigkeit als Fairness Englisch Deutsch


  • Release: 2020-09-25
  • Publisher: Reclam Verlag
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 174 page
  • ISBN: 9783159617169
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John Rawls' Buch ›A Theory of Justice‹ machte den Philosophen 1971 quasi über Nacht weltberühmt: Das Werk gilt seitdem als Klassiker. Grundgedanken seiner Theorie entwickelte Rawls erstmals 1958 in seinem hier zweisprachig und mit ausführlichem Kommentar wiedergegebenen Aufsatz ›Justice as Fairness‹ (›Gerechtigkeit als Fairness‹). Sind Gerechtigkeit und Fairness dasselbe? Nach Rawls Meinung nicht, denn hat man erst einmal akzeptiert, dass es "um das gegenseitige Anerkennen von Prinzipien durch freie Menschen geht, die keine Autorität gegenüber dem anderen haben", wird "das Konzept Fairness für das der Gerechtigkeit fundamental", oder mit anderen Worten: erst die Fairness, dann die Moral. Die Reihe "Great Papers Philosophie" bietet bahnbrechende Aufsätze der Philosophie: - Eine zeichengenaue, zitierfähige Wiedergabe des Textes (links das fremdsprachige Original, rechts eine neue Übersetzung). - Eine philosophiegeschichtliche Einordnung: Wie dachte man früher über das Problem? Welche Veränderung bewirkte der Aufsatz? Wie denkt man heute darüber?- Eine Analyse des Textes bzw. eine Rekonstruktion seiner Argumentationsstruktur, gefolgt von einem Abschnitt über den Autor sowie ein kommentiertes Literaturverzeichnis. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der Originalpaginierung.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law


  • Release: 2011-07-07
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780141962016
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'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.