Introduction “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” is a book that discusses the theory of justice and the diverse ways in which it is perceived by different people in the society. The author, Michael Sandel, tries to force the reader to look into the circumstances that happen in real life and allows them to make the decisions on the right thing to do.
It is easy to see why Michael Sandel is a popular Harvard professor. He presents major ideas of ethics and political philosophy in a clear way, tied to important contemporary issues. Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, based on a famous course that Sandel teaches, offers a discussion of what Sandel regards as the three main competing views of justice.
In the video Harvard University’s Justice with Michael Sandel, he discusses a lot of situations that deal with moral dilemmas. However, he focuses more on the first scenario which involves the choice between the death of 1 person and the deaths of 5 people.
Justice with Michael Sandel - Episode 2 Episode 2 Part I Bentham's Utilitarianism Cont. Cost-Benefit Analysis A form of Utilitarianism, used by companies and governments,is known as cost-benefit analysis.. if I were to spend the rest of my life considering the three different video clips shown.
In 1980, when American philosopher Michael Sandel landed a coveted teaching post in Harvard University, he began shaping his course on moral reasoning such that he himself would want to take it.
Michael Sandel has been impressing the world with his bold lectures in Harvard for over thirty years now. His sharp mind, insolent but at the same time soft and tolerant remarks concerning various fields of human life make his listeners and readers wonder how highly knowledgeable, understanding and intellectually sensitive this person should be to the moral issues of the world.
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Transcript - Harvard Professor Michael Sandel.. So with that, I think we're going to transition to the video on the PBS version of justice and after that, Professor Sandel will come and I hope you will join me with giving him a grand welcome. (applause) (PBS video starts playing).