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Harvard University Professor of Government Michael Sandel explains classical Aristotelian notions of “justice,” by examining them in the context of the modern issue of same-sex marriage.


Harvard professor Michael Sandel gives a lecture condensed from his popular university class Justice: A Journey in Moral Reasoning.

In it, he analyzes the meaning of justice in the modern world. – 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival

Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy since 1980. He is the author of Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 1982, 2nd edition, 1997; translated into eight foreign languages), Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1996), Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (Harvard University Press, 2005), and The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering (Harvard University Press, 2007). His writings also appear in general publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and The New York Times.


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