Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do by Michael Sandel explores the thorny issues and controversies that has become the characteristic of public life as we know it today. This unique work has turned out to be, the most coherent and highly interesting guide, for all those who long for a more thoughtful and robust public discourse. Positive action, abortion, same-sex marriage, physician-aided suicide, the moral limits of markets, national service, etc. have become the big hot questions of political philosophy and Sandel relates them to the most burning issues of today, and demonstrates how a solid understanding of philosophy is able to help mankind to make sense out of contemporary morality, politics, as well as our own conviction.
Professor Sandel overwhelms us by this comprehensive review of hot topics such as the draft recent government bailouts, surrogate pregnancies, immigration reform as well as reparations for slavery. Sandel takes out utilitarianism, Rawls's theory of justice and the categorical imperative of Kant from the classroom, gives them a thorough dusting and shows how these profound theories have played their role in the creation of Western societies.
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do is thought-provoking, lively and wise and as such an indispensable fresh addition to the small collection of books on your bookshelf so that it answers convincingly to all the hard questions posed in our public life.
Other bestsellers from the author are What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy. You can shop online for this product. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of ISBN-10:0141041331 and ISBN-13: 978-0141041339.