★ ICM Highlight Frankfurt Book Fair 2011
US & Canada Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc (September 2009, Ed. Jonathan Galassi, 320 pages)
UK & Comm Penguin (Ed. Helen Conford)
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