Prof Michael Sandel – Harvard University

1 Michael Sandel in conversation with AC Grayling (1/3)

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Gepubliceerd op 12 mei 2013

On 8th May 2013, Prospect hosted a conversation between the philosophers Michael Sandel and AC Grayling at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The discussion spanned a wide range of subjects, including the relationship between markets and morality, justice, and the future of education.

2 Michael Sandel in conversation with AC Grayling (2/3)

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Gepubliceerd op 11 mei 2013

On 8th May 2013, Prospect hosted an evening with Michael Sandel and AC Grayling at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
After their conversation, Sandel engaged the audience in one of his trademark Socratic dialogues. The Canadian government has long made an exception to its ban on walrus hunting for the country’s Inuit population. Should the Inuits be able to sell on their hunting privileges to wealthy tourists?

3 Michael Sandel in conversation with AC Grayling (3/3)


Gepubliceerd op 12 mei 2013

For the final part of Prospect’s event with Michael Sandel and AC Grayling, Sandel took questions from the audience. He was asked about subjects including tax avoidance, the financial crash, and equality.
Watch Sandel’s conversation with Grayling here:
Watch Sandel’s Socratic dialogue with the audience on walrus hunting:
For more ideas to live by, go to the Prospect website:

4 Michael Sandel: Leadership and Ethics in the 21st Century lecture in Taiwan

Gepubliceerd op 15 mrt. 2019

Michael Sandel, Harvard ethicist, scholar, & TED Talk star gave a Keynote speech on “Leadership and Ethics” at the Fulbright Thought Leader Forum on June 2nd, 2017. He led the participates to discuss Pension Fund reform, Nuclear waste outsourcing, Same-sex Marriage, and the marriage prediction App, all very edge issues in Taiwan. Fulbright Taiwan worked with Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation to document the thought provoking moments. Please join us for the journey.

5 Michael Sandel: Ethics of the Union Draft

During the Civil War, Congress passed a law that provided for a draft by lottery. But if you didn’t want to serve, you could pay a substitute to take your place. Sandel asks, Is that system ethical? This event took place at the Carnegie Council on November 19, 2009. For complete audio, and transcript, go to:…

6 The Ethical Use of Biotechnology: Debating the Science of Perfecting Humans

Gepubliceerd op 16 mrt. 2009

Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, and Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, opened the 2008-09 Amherst College Colloquium Series (ACCS) with a lecture titled The Ethical Use of Biotechnology: Debating the Science of Perfecting Humans

7 Public Service and the Future of Democracy

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Gepubliceerd op 15 aug. 2015
In association with The John Smith Centre for Public Service at University of Glasgow and Carnegie UK Trust

Hailed as the most popular political philosopher of his generation and a legend in the lecture hall who regularly draws audiences of thousands, Professor Michael J Sandel will give a keynote speech on the subject of Public Service and the Future of Democracy followed by a question and answer session chaired by the Presiding Officer.

The Harvard professor is one of the best known American public intellectuals. His Harvard lectures fascinate students eager to discuss the big questions of modern political life: bioethics, torture, rights versus responsibilities, the value we put on things. He is famed for his course ‘Justice’, which he has delivered for two decades and is now available as a 12-part TV series with companion website and book: ‘Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?’ In his newest book, ‘What Money Can’t Buy’, he challenges the idea that markets are morally neutral.

His on-going series ‘The Public Philosopher’ can be heard on BBC Radio 4, which also broadcast his Reith Lectures in 2009. His programme ‘Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century’ was seen on BBC Four, and he has taken his electrifying lectures on a global tour across five continents to great acclaim. In 2010, China Newsweek named him the “most influential foreign figure of the year” in China.

“His desire to pay testament to all shades of opinion is what transforms his lectures from an intellectual presentation into a civic event. If politics often leaves us feeling bad, Sandel is a political philosopher who makes us think about what it means to be good.” The Observer

Professor Sandel’s ‘Justice’ course at Harvard is the most popular of its kind and has been viewed by millions around the world

8 Michael J. Sandel and George Soros with Christoper Stone

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Gepubliceerd op 30 mrt. 2010
When is an Open Society also a Just Society?
Highlights of the Discussion:
George Soros
Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Institute
Michael J. Sandel
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard

Christopher Stone
Moderator, Hauser Center Faculty Director and
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice
October 19, 2009
Weil Town Hall
Hauser Center of Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University

9 Justice by Michael J. Sandel–Audiobook Excerpt

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Gepubliceerd op 12 apr. 2012
Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Michael J. Sandel read from his book Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict?

These questions are at the core of our public life today—and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of moral philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.

Sandel’s legendary Justice course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Justice offers listeners the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students—the challenge of thinking our way through the hard moral challenges we confront as citizens.

Read more about the book Justice at…

Find out more about author Michael J. Sandel at…

10 – 2012 – Learning from Mistakes on the Way to Tomorrow – Professor Michael Sandel

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Gepubliceerd op 3 jul. 2012

The fourth Israeli Presidential Conference, Facing Tomorrow 2012. Plenary: Learning from Mistakes on the Way to Tomorrow. Speaker: Professor Michael Sandel

11 MetroFocus Web Extra | Michael Sandel on the Justice of Education

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Gepubliceerd op 26 jul. 2012

Harvard professor Michael Sandel spoke recently at WNET’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning, where he explored moral dilemmas facing education. Read more:

12 Michael Sandel Global Tour

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Gepubliceerd op 29 mei 2018

Is civic debate really dead? Across the world, students are engaging with Michael Sandel’s seminars on markets and morals.

13 Sex Sells, But Should It? | What Money Can’t Buy #1

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Gepubliceerd op 17 apr. 2018

Are there legitimate grounds for discrimination in the business world? This episode explores the hiring practices of Abercrombie & Fitch, Hooters, and even OBGYNs. Is it okay to hire attractive sales clerks and flight attendants, or is “lookism” comparable to racism and sexism. Larry Summers thinks our workplace must reflect society’s commitment to civil rights, but has no problem with “the Boston Celtics hiring tall people.” Robert Barro goes further, suggesting that physical attractiveness, like intelligence, is a legitimate basis for discrimination.

14 Michael Sandel: Free Labor versus Wage Labor | [wage slavery]

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12 aug. 2021

00:00 Free Labor versus Wage Labor
01:06 Civic and Voluntarist Conceptions
09:11 Wage Labor and Slavery
21:44 Free Labor and Republican Politics
41:31 Labor Republicanism in the Gilded Age
52:07 The Eight-Hour Day
01:00:16 Wage Labor in Court
01:12:07 The Demise of the Civic Ideal

26 mei 2019

When people say, “I’m personally against abortion, but I don’t think we should be making it illegal.” Isn’t this sorta like the Democrats who told Republican Abraham Lincoln, “I’m personally against slavery, but I don’t think we should be making it illegal”?

Gepubliceerd op 16 mrt. 2018

Philosopher Michael Sandel criticizes those who contend the Supreme Court should be neutral on the question of when life begins (the position that led to the Roe v. Wade decision). He is also critical of those who thought the court should be neutral about the morality of slavery during the years leading up to the Civil War.

15 Professor Michael Sandel “The Law of Return and the Right of Return”


Gepubliceerd op 21 jul. 2012 Professor Michael Sandel “The Law of Return and the Right of Return” Jerusalem June 25th, 2012 Global Jewish Forum: A Free People In Our Land? Exploring Liberalism and Zionism Designed and presented by Makom

16 Whats Fair? Equality, affirmative action, and meritocracy by Prof. Michael J. Sandel

20 sep. 2017

Prof. Michael J. Sandel is an American political philosopher and a political philosophy professor at Harvard University. In this Infosys Prize lecture, he talks about equality, affirmative action, and meritocracy. This lecture is a part of Prof. Sandel’s ‘Justice Series’ of lectures

17 Is Killing Sometimes Justified? A talk by Prof Michael J Sandel

10 okt. 2017

Prof. Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass, Professor of Government at Harvard University, delivers a talk on moral dilemmas at Infosys Bangalore campus.

18 A New Politics of Hope | Michael Sandel | RSA Replay

13 dec. 2018

Decades of increasing inequality, globalisation, technological change, unfettered markets and technocratic politics have given rise to ever more polarisation and populist sentiment. How do we gain a better, wiser politics in the context of these 21st century challenges? Can the progressive parties reconcile the concerns of the disenfranchised and angry without succumbing to xenophobia and anti-outsider sentiment? What are the new ideas and solutions that will help us?Renowned political philosopher Michael Sandel delivers an exclusive address on the future of democracy and our place within it.

19 We Discovered The Secret To Immortality!!!

30 dec. 2020

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