Michael Sandel

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Justice

ICM Highlight Frankfurt Book Fair 2011 book
Non-Fiction
US & Canada Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc (Ed. Jonathan Galassi)
UK & Comm Penguin (Ed. Helen Conford)
2009
Michael J. Sandel’s sales in Japan and Korea have bought him to one million copies sold worldwide of Justice.

Is killing sometimes morally required? Is the free market fair? It is sometimes wrong to tell the truth? What is justice, and what does it mean?

These and other questions are at the heart of Michael Sandel's Justice. Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, he reveals how an understanding of philosophy can help to make sense of politics, religion, morality - and our own convictions. Breaking down hotly contested issues, from abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage, to patriotism, dissent and affirmative action, Sandel shows how the biggest questions in our civic life can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate.

Justice promises to take readers - of all ages and political persuasions - on an exhilarating journey to confront controversies in a fresh and enlightening way.

"One of the world's most interesting political philosophers." The Guardian
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Reviews


One of the world's most interesting political philosophers.
The Guardian

The Professors’ Big Stage
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
Full Review


"Justice, the new volume from superstar Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel, showcases the thinking on public morality that has made him one of the most sought-after lecturers in the world." Richard Reeves
Democracy


Michael Sandel is...one of Harvard's box-office lecturers, with up to 1,000 students on his course every year...

The Guardain Review
The Guardian


Sandel has a rare gift for making complex issues comprehensible, even entertaining...without compromising their gravity...Erudite, conversational and deeply humane, this is truly transformative reading. Starred Review
Publisher's Weekly

Justice Goes Global
He’s a rock star in Asia, and people in China, Japan and South Korea scalp tickets to hear him. Give up? It was Michael J. Sandel, the Harvard University political philosopher. Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times
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Big thinking... an ambitious and appealing idea.
The Times


Michael Sandel transforms moral philosophy by putting it at the heart of civic debate.
New Statesman


Hard cases may make bad law, but in Michael Sandel's hands they produce some cool philosophy.
Observer
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A spellbinding philosopher… Sandel is calling for nothing less than a reinvigoration of citizenship.
The Nation


If any political reckoning is on its way . . . then perhaps it might come from the philosophy department of Harvard. Madeleine Bunting
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Justice is a lucid and compelling analysis of our current moral dilemmas, which argues for a new commitment to citizenship and the common good. Shirley Williams


Sandel dazzles in this sweeping survey of hot topics . . . Erudite, conversational and deeply humane, this is truly transformative reading.
Publishers Weekly