Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Edition: 1st ed Description: 308 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780374180652 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0374180652 (hardcover : alk. paper), Language: English
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
Doing the right thing -- The greatest happiness principle : utilitarianism -- Do we own ourselves? : libertarianism -- Hired help : markets and morals -- What matters is the motive : Immanuel Kant -- The case for equality : John Rawls -- Arguing affirmative action -- Who deserves what? : Aristotle -- What do we owe one another? : dilemmas of loyalty -- Justice and the common good
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