Michael Sandel

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Biography

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as "the most relevant living philosopher," a "rock-star moralist," (Newsweek) and "currently the most popular professor in the world." (Die Zeit)

His writings - on justice, democracy, ethics, and markets - have been translated into 27 languages. His legendary course "Justice" is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was recently named the "most influential foreign figure of the year." (China Newsweek)

Sandel's books, including What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets and Justice; What's the Right Thing to Do?, relate the big questions of political philosophy to most vexing issues of our time. His most recent book is Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy, edited by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D'Ambrosio. 

Sandel has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His BBC series "The Global Philosopher" explores the ethical issues lying behind the headlines with participants from over 30 countries. 

Sandel's lecture tours have taken him across five continents and packed such venues as St. Paul's Cathedral London, the Sydney Opera House Australia, and an outdoor stadium in Seoul (S.Korea), where 14,000 people came to hear him speak. 

One of the world's most interesting political philosophers.


The Guardian on Justice

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Sandel has the kind of popularity in China usually reserved for Hollywood movie stars and N.B.A. players.

Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times on What Money Can't Buy

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Michael Sandel...is currently the most effective communicator of ideas in English.


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