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    Single Quote Review Click to Expand.Click to Expand.Bonus A quick passage from the book representative, both And here is the letter of acceptance, shorn of honorific implications, that a philosophically frank law school should send those it admits Dear successful applicant,We are pleased to inform you that your application for admission has been accepted It turns out that you happen to have the traits that society needs at the moment, so we propose to exploit your assets for society s advantage by admitting you to the study of law.You are to be congratulated, not in the sense that you deserve credit for having the qualities that led to your admission you do not but only in the sense that the winner of a lottery is to be congratulated You are lucky to have come along with the right traits at the right moment If you choose to accept our offer, you will ultimately be entitled to the benefits that attach to being used in this way For this, you may properly celebrate.You, or likely your parents, may be tempted to celebrate in the f...

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    I m going to think fondly of this book for a long long time My copy is battered and stained and loved.

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    I ve attended the 24 Harvard University lectures that the book is based on that s why I m going to consider that I read the book The topic, the way it was structured, presented and executed was one of the best I ve ever experienced It is arguably the best online course on philosophy you could attend.In a nutshell, Michael Sandel discusses What s the right thing for humans to do, whereby he explains theories around Justice, morality and human good In order to do so, he constantly starts with a controversial real or theoretical case study to juxtapose different theories of justice and morality For example Michael Sandel starts with the classic example of a train headed towards 5 people on the track The breaks don t work If the train continues it will kill the 5 people Then he introduces the option of pulling a leaver to switch to another track whereby only 1 person is standing The question is What do you do Through such examples he explains different schools around morality and justice.1 The Utilitarian view This school advocates maximizing pleasure to the largest number of people By doing so, the individual and the society are acting morally and justly As such, the moral and just decision for the utilitarians is to chose to kill the one person instead of five, as this maximi...

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    I wanted to like this book a lot than I didI think the problem for me is that I took a political philosophy class when I was an undergraduate that was amazing I got to read many of the texts this book was based on in depth I don t think anything beats reading through these texts yourself and trying to pick through the reasoning yourself The book also reinforces a fear I have I have a feeling that Sandel is actually a lot smarter than this book makes him out to be I have a feeling that a savvy editor urged him to go simpler lower The cover of the book advertises Sandel as popular and a global phenomenonand I was worried that in order to be these things, the book would need to be a dumber version of itself And that s kind of what it was As a work of philosophy, it was t really that satisfying As a popular moral treatise, it seemed thin and not really a revelation, certainly not inspiring For really inspiring moral reflections and prose, read James Baldwin Many of the chapters seem like they could have been written by a motivated senior undergraduate I m almost ashamed to admit this deep fear of mine, but it seems like in order to write something popular that many people will read and gasp find smart you have to aim for the medianif not even lower I ve found this to be true lately in all sort...

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    He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god This quote from Aristotle s Politics was new to me It was one of many highlights in this book Sandel s Justice is organized in a very interesting way He starts with utilitarian, then libertarian political philosophy You might assume he s following a sequence of conservative less sophisticated to liberal sophisticated And then, surprise, he throws three crazy detours Kant, Rawls, Aristotle This is not the usual stroll through moral and political philosophy s greatest hits The covert moral and political stances of so many so called philosophers is a big reason why Justice feels so refreshing You might wonder how the author votes or what his theoretical paradigm is, but not for long He s actually pretty middle of the road Oddly enough, he does have a secret agenda a philosophical one One thing that was a little frustrating at t...

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    On Plato s cave He s right, I think, but only in part The claims of the cave must be given their due If moral reflection is dialectical if it moves back and forth between the judgments we make in concrete situations and the principles that inform those judgments it needs opinions and convictions, however partial and untutored, as ground and grist A philosophy untouched by the shadows on the wall can only yield a sterile utopia p 29 I don t think I ever before heard anyone criticize the meaning behind the metaphor of Plato s cave It is just one of the unusual points Michael Sandel makes in this book.As I started reading, I thought this book was going to reflect a philosopher s exploration of justice, that is, divorced from the kind of psychological slant taken by Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, for example, or from a historical framework as in Jerry Muller s The Mind and the Market Capitalism in Western Thought I thought the author was simply going to explore the various philosophical schools a la Philosophy 101, along with looking at some of the implications of those approaches Instead, as the book progressed, a trajectory emerged, hidden or unclear at times but eventually reaching a crescendo, followed by a denouement, almost like a play I don t mind saying that much, but at...

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    Michael Sandel is something of a moral rock star according to the Financial Times, with hordes of acolytes the world over It is easy for me to see why This book, published in 2009, discusses theories of fairness and freedom that have been the basis of political discourse and civic structure in the U.S for some fifty years, bringing us to the state of affairs we currently observe in our market un regulated society Sandel suggests that we may get twinges now and again that something is amiss in our transactional economy, with the mad rush to acquire , and our knowing the cost of everything does not reflect the value of anything of anything that really matters Sandel has a very smooth, well practiced style filled with amusing or absorbing ethical and moral choices that have been presented to us over the years, some of which we or the Supreme Court may have responded to but not resolved to our satisfaction Sandel waits for the end of his book to wade into the abortion issue, when we have been well steeped in philosophical theory for hours I was hoping for that I have never bought into any of the increasingly shrill and limited arguments on either side of that debate, and felt we were missing something essential in our thinking Sandel gently points to why the arguments of neither side satisfy our craving for justice and suggests there may be another way to look at the issue Y...

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? Ph I Tr I Ng Sai L Quy N S Ch Best Seller T I M C A Gi O S Michael Sandel, I H C Harvard.S Ch B N V V N O C D I C I Nh N Tri T H C T C Gi A Ra C C V Vi C G Y Tranh C I V V N O C M X D I Nhi U G C , Theo Quan I M C A C C H C Thuy T Tri T H C Kh C Nhau, M I Ch Ng Tr Nh B Y S U V M T H C Thuy T Nh V Y, T T Ng C A Aristotle, Jeremy Bentham, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Robert Nozick, V John Rawl C Tr Nh B Y V I S R R Ng V G N G I, M Theo New York Times L Hi M Khi C Gi I Th Ch D Hi U N Nh V Y.

  • Paperback
  • 402 pages
  • Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
  • Michael J. Sandel
  • Vietnamese
  • 10 July 2017

About the Author: Michael J. Sandel

Michael J Sandel b 1953 is an American political philosopher wholives in Brookline, Massachusetts He is the Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980 He is best known for the Harvard course Justice , which is available to view online, and for his critique of John Rawls A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the L