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Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? by Michael Sandel

Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do?

by Michael Sandel


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Running Time
12 Hrs.
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  5.0  Stars Based on 4 ratings
In this complete, 12-lecture video course from Harvard University, Professor Michael Sandel presents his popular course which explores difficult moral dilemmas and how we respond to them. In the first lecture he presents a few complex moral dilemmas and asks his class how they would respond to these conundrums. Through the answers students give he brings into question the assumptions behind their moral reasoning. He briefly addresses the ideas of utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham and tells of a true case which brings into question Bentham's creed of "the greatest good for the greatest number". It seems to be an interesting course and it is being offered totally free from Harvard University on streaming video through YouTube.

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I want to be ethical
Reviewer Madeline Holland
 August 03, 2017
This lecture was a bonus for me. I am an atheist, but still consider myself an 'ethical' person. I was interested in an ethical world view since I do not have a religious world view. I will pursue this more. I am older so I can't afford to go back to school to learn these things and find this information. I am so glad I was able to find this.

Whats the Right Thing to do Review
Reviewer Xela89
 August 25, 2010
Very interesting philosophical ideas and their personal and political ramifications are presented in an engaging open forum for exchange and debate. All the discussions between Michale Sandel and the students were largely governed by reason, logic and tested by the consistency and reasonableness of each philosophical approach based on various scenarios. However, I did not feel at any time that my own moral compass was temporarily confused by the pros and cons of each philosophical application because my moral compass is based on the Biblical truth, not man’s wisdom, logic or philosophies. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Prov 14:12)
It’s too bad that no one in that open forum represented the moral compass of scripture as the authority concerning “the right thing to do”.
Nevertheless, a worthwhile and intellectual exercise. It stretches the mind a bit further than most feel comfortable.

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