Guided Lectures and Talks.
Michael Sandel was born into American life in 1953. He is a political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course ‘Justice’ and for his critique of Rawls’ Theory of Justice in his Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982).
Sandel has taught the famous “Justice” course at Harvard for two decades. More than 14,000 students have taken the course, making it one of the most highly attended in Harvard’s history. The fall 2007 class was the largest ever at Harvard, with a total of 1,115 students. The fall 2005 course was recorded, and is offered online for students through the Harvard Extension School. An abridged form of this recording is now a 12-episode TV series, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, in a co-production of WGBH and Harvard University.
“It might be argued that a genetically enhanced athlete, like a drug-enhanced one, would have an unfair advantage over his unenhanced competitors. But the fairness argument against enhancement has a fatal flaw: it has always been the case that some athletes are better endowed genetically than others, and yet we do not consider this to undermine the fairness of competitive sports.”
The Moral side of murder
Putting a price tag on life
Free to choose
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