Justice : what's the right thing to do? / Michael J. Sandel.
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.
- ISBN: 9780374180652 (alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0374180652 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 
- Copyright: ©2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -292) and index.
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Introduction: Doing the right thing -- Utilitarianism : Bentham and J.S. Mill -- Libertarianism -- John Locke -- Markets and morals -- Immanuel Kant -- John Rawls -- Affirmative action -- Aristotle -- Liberals and communitarians -- Conclusion: Reconnecting politics and morals.
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