Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Author(s): Michael J Sandel

Critical Thinking

Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, the moral limits of markets--Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions.


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"This book is absolutely indispensable for anyone who wants to be a good citizen. It shows how to balance competing values, a talent our nation desperately needs nowadays." --Walter Isaacson, author of "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
""More than exhilarating; exciting in its ability to persuade this student/reader, time and again, that the principle now being invoked--on this page, in this chapter--is the one to deliver the sufficiently inclusive guide to the making of a decent life.""-- Vivian Gornick, Boston Review"

"Sandel explains theories of justice...with clarity and immediacy; the ideas of Aristotle, Jeremy Bentham, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Robert Nozick and John Rawls have rarely, if ever, been set out as accessibly... In terms we can all understand, 'Justice' confronts us with the concepts that lurk, so often unacknowledged, beneath our conflicts.""-- Jonathan Rauch, New York Times"

"Sandel dazzles in this sweeping survey of hot topics.... Erudite, conv

General Fields

  • : 9780374532505
  • : Farrar Straus Giroux
  • : Farrar Straus Giroux
  • : August 2010
  • : 209mm X 141mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael J Sandel
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 172.2
  • : 308