June book - Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Author: Michael Sandel

About the Book:
“For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport,” The Nation’s reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed book—based on his legendary Harvard course—Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today. It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse. “In terms we can all understand,” wrote Jonathan Rauch in The New York Times, Justice “confronts us with the concepts that lurk . . . beneath our conflicts.”

Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, the moral limits of markets—Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.
Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

About the Author
Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at the University of Harvard. Sandel's legendary 'Justice' course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. In 2007, Harvard made Sandel's course available to alumni around the world through webstreaming and podcasting. Over 5,000 participants signed up, and Harvard Clubs from Mexico to Australia organized local discussion groups in connection with the course. In May 2007, Sandel delivered a series of lectures at major universities in China and he has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, Paris. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations. Sandel is the author of many books and has previously written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and the New York Times. He was the 2009 BBC Reith Lecturer.

Website - http://www.justiceharvard.org/

Michael Sandel on Wikipedia

Michael Sandel's TED talk

Justice - The course on edX

Justice on Amazon.in

Justice on Flipkart

Notes - 

• Justice is a delightful book. It is one of the most attended courses in Harvard as well as online. Please make it a point to read it. If not, you must watch videos, audio books or take the course. Please do not come without knowing the content for the benefit of everyone.

• Please  RSVP only if you are sure you are coming. People who RSVP but do not show up will be removed from this group. 

•   The RSVP limit is 10. It may be increased depending on the response.  

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  • Saurabh

    People, it was really interesting to talk to you- a lot of contrasting perspectives!! But, at times I felt it would have been better if we (including me) could have read the book a bit more seriously. Sometimes I thought we were missing the point and drawing from our own experiences and prejudices more than applying arguments that Sandel so elegantly elucidates...

    2 · July 4, 2014

  • Jidesh K.

    Guys. Loved it. Thanks. Will be there next time, read.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • arvind b.

    Based on enthusiastic response , RSVP limit is now set to 15.

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Karimulla N.

    Is it mandatory that I should have read this book before meetup?

    1 · June 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You may watch (free) episodes of a Harvard course on same topic by Sandel. http://www.justicehar...­

      1 · June 19, 2014

    • arvind b.

      Lectures, audio books, articles. You should be aware of the basic subject matter for you to benefit from and contribute to the discussion.

      June 19, 2014

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