The Public Philosopher – Professor Michael Sandel

1 The Public Philosopher 2×01 – Immigration

16 jun. 2015


The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel is Radio 4’s “Public Philosopher.” Now, as America prepares for its Presidential elections, he and Radio 4 are going on the road in America with a unique mission to lay bare the deeper moral questions bound up in the noisy Romney and Obama campaigns.

In this week’s programme, Professor Sandel visits the heartland of America’s deep south, hosting a public discussion at the University of Dallas in Texas. He challenges ordinary Texans to consider the moral issues raised when it comes to controlling immigration and deciding who should be entitled to citizenship.

Texas has a long frontier with Mexico and the issue of immigration divides people sharply. A million people in Texas are “undocumented” living without immigration papers. Many Hispanic voters want immigration to be reformed and President Obama recently outlined initiatives aimed at this base. Mitt Romney, too, is reaching out to Hispanic voters but many in the Tea Party movement pull the Republicans in the other direction. They insist that the border must be closed and deportations must be stepped up.

Against this backdrop, our public audience will be asked: “how far should an open society go on accepting outsiders?” Michael Sandel weaves through these issues with the help of philosophers past and present.

Producer: Mukul Devichand.


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The Public Philosopher 2×01 – Immigration

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The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel is Radio 4’s “Public Philosopher.” Now, as America prepares for its Presidential elections, he and Radio 4 are going on the road in America with a unique mission to lay bare the deeper moral questions bound up in the noisy Romney and Obama campaigns.

In this week’s programme, Professor Sandel visits the heartland of America’s deep south, hosting a public discussion at the University of Dallas in Texas. He challenges ordinary Texans to consider the moral issues raised when it comes to controlling immigration and deciding who should be entitled to citizenship.

Texas has a long frontier with Mexico and the issue of immigration divides people sharply. A million people in Texas are “undocumented” living without immigration papers. Many Hispanic voters want immigration to be reformed and President Obama recently outlined initiatives aimed at this base. Mitt Romney, too, is reaching out to Hispanic voters but many in the Tea Party movement pull the Republicans in the other direction. They insist that the border must be closed and deportations must be stepped up.

Against this backdrop, our public audience will be asked: “how far should an open society go on accepting outsiders?” Michael Sandel weaves through these issues with the help of philosophers past and present.

Producer: Mukul Devichand.

 

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2 Should We Sell American Citizenship? – Michael Sandel

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Gepubliceerd op 24 jul. 2009
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/20/Michael_San…

Political philosopher Michael Sandel weighs the ethics of using free market principles to solve America’s immigration problem. He analyzes Gary Becker’s proposal to solve the immigration debate by asking if “the US should simply set a price and sell American citizenship.”

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Harvard Professor Michael Sandel deliveres a speech titled “Markets and Morals” as part of the Chautauqua Institution 2009 Summer Lecture Series. He tackles some of economics’ toughest ethical questions, such as the business of commercial surrogacy and the price of citizenship. – Chautauqua Institution

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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3 BBC Radio’s The Public Philosopher with Michael Sandel | Institute of Politics

31 okt. 2012

Live-taped for the BBC program, The Public Philosopher, Michael J. Sandel, Harvard University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, engaged the audience in a lively debate about healthcare policy, social welfare, and the philosophical meaning of the American Dream.
 

4 Aristotle’s Take on Gay Marriage?

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Gepubliceerd op 6 nov. 2008
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/07/04/Michael_San…

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.

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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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5 BBC Radio’s The Public Philosopher with Michael Sandel | Institute of Politics

Gepubliceerd op 31 okt. 2012

 
Live-taped for the BBC program, The Public Philosopher, Michael J. Sandel, Harvard University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, engaged the audience in a lively debate about healthcare policy, social welfare, and the philosophical meaning of the American Dream.
 

6 The Public Philosopher 3×01 – Morality and the state

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015

 
Should governments try to influence private morality? Michael Sandel, The Public Philosopher, is back with a new series. In this first programme he is at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, one of the world’s most permissive countries. It has liberal laws on prostitution, cannabis and euthanasia. Professor Sandel leads a discussion about the role of the state in shaping and policing our moral values.
 

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7 The Public Philosopher 2×02 – Welfare

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015


The eminent American political philosopher Michael Sandel is Radio 4’s “Public Philosopher.” Now, as America prepares for its Presidential elections, he is going on the road in America with a unique mission to challenge ordinary voters and lay bare the deeper moral questions bound up in the noisy Romney and Obama campaigns.

In this week’s programme, Professor Sandel is at Harvard, his home university in the intellectual heartland of New England. Much of the debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama has been about welfare policy, social security and healthcare. Underlying this, Professor Sandel believes, is a moral and philosophical disagreement about the nature of the American dream itself.

Earlier this year, Obama was attacked for his remarks about the role of government. “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive,” the President said. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Republicans saw this as an attack on business and accused Obama of stifling the idea of individual success at the core of the American dream. The right’s policies are more focussed on individual choice — lowering taxes and opposing, for example, the type of universal health care policy which Obama has enacted.

Against this backdrop, our public audience will be asked: “Who Built It? Is the American vision of individual responsibility for one’s own success a myth?” Michael Sandel weaves through these issues with the help of philosophers past and present.

Producer: Mukul Devichand.

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8 The Public Philosopher 3×02 – Why vote?

 

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015

 
Should it be compulsory to vote? Should we fine people who don’t vote? Should we pay people to vote? This is the week that the UK goes to the polls – amid ongoing concerns about the level of democratic participation. In this edition of The Public Philosopher, Harvard professor Michael Sandel hosts a discussion about voting, with an audience at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
 

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9 The Public Philosopher 1×03 – Should we bribe people to be healthy?

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015
The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel brings his trademark style to a discussion on a current issue, questioning the thinking underlying a current controversy This week, he takes a provocative look at the controversial subject of incentivising good health.

Michael Sandel has been enthralling students at Harvard for years. These discussions – recorded in front of an audience at the London School of Economics – bring his trademark style to Radio 4. They’re challenging, outspoken and interactive.

Sandel turns his attention to health and ponders whether the present constraints on the NHS leave us with no choice but to bribe people to be healthy. Profound moral questions lie behind paying people to lose weight, quit smoking or abandon alcohol. Michael Sandel weaves through these issues with the help of philosophers past and present.

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10 The Public Philosopher 2×03 – Is rape worse than other violent crime?

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015

 
Is rape a worse crime than other forms of violent assault? Should verbal sexual harassment be banned? These are two questions put by Harvard’s Michael Sandel – BBC Radio 4’s ‘Public Philosopher’ – who takes the programme to an audience at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The discussion follows the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi at the end of last year, a crime that provoked a national outcry in India.
 

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11 The Public Philosopher 3×03 – National guilt

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015
Imagine a country guilty of past crimes. What obligations do its current citizens have to make amends? In this edition of The Public Philosopher, Michael Sandel poses that question to an audience in Japan. The discussion involves students from Japan and from China and South Korea – countries which were victims of Japanese aggression during the Second World War.

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12 The Public Philosopher 1×01 – Should universities give preference to kids from poor backgrounds?

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015
“We’re going to engage in an experiment ….an experiment in public philosophy. We sometimes think that philosophy is remote, abstract and distant from the world we actually inhabit. I think otherwise”. So says the eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel as he challenges an audience to examine the big ideas, the big philosophical questions that lie behind our views.

In a series of public events, recorded at the London School of Economics, he brings his trademark style to a discussion on a current issue. This week, he delves into the thorny issue of access to universities. “Should students from poor backgrounds be given priority in admissions?” he asks. He demands a show of hands. The brave ones volunteer to explain the thinking behind their views.

The audience is swept along. “Who decides if you’re from a poor background…what does that mean to come from a poor background? The way our system works right now is fair because we’re just numbers” says Georgia, arguing that academic results are all that matter.

Fazal’s view, reflecting his experience of American universities, is very different. “On one piece of paper you’re writing down your experiences, your grades. On the other you’re writing down your financial background…how much money you can potentially pay”.

Throughout, Michael Sandel acts as referee, thinker and devil’s advocate.

His lectures to Harvard undergraduates have been described as “spellbinding…an exhilarating journey”. They are popular, provocative and interactive. Now he brings that approach to Radio 4.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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13 The Public Philosopher 1×02 – Should a banker be paid more than a nurse?

Gepubliceerd op 15 jun. 2015
The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel brings his trademark style to a discussion on a topical issue, questioning the thinking underlying a current controversy. This week, he digs deep into the morality of high pay and bankers’ bonuses.

“My image of a banker is an overweight man behind a desk” says Alice. The audience bursts into laughter. “My image of a nurse,” she goes on, “is an overworked woman who works night shifts and is constantly on her feet”.

Michael Sandel asks “So by that logic, Alice, maybe there’s a case for paying nurses more than bankers. Am I right?”

Alice agrees and so begins Michael Sandel’s journey through the morality of fair pay.

He explores whether fair pay is a question of the importance of the contribution one makes, whether it is a reward for effort …and whether it’s the market that should define how much people should get paid.

He questions whether Wayne Rooney gets the pay he deserves for “kicking a pigskin around a field for a certain period of time”.

In this series of public events, recorded at the London School of Economics, he challenges his audience to apply critical thinking and philosophical reasoning to a host of ethical dilemmas most people rely on gut instinct to resolve.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

 

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14 The Global Philosopher: Should borders matter? BBC News

Gepubliceerd op 16 apr. 2016

 
Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. If you’d like to join our next debate click on this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075ft6f

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15 Michael J. Sandel on Converting IT to Deliberative Technology

Gepubliceerd op 26 jul. 2018

 
In this keynote from the 2018 Harvard IT Summit, Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University shares his insights on how EdTech platforms like HBX Live can foster a global dialogue surrounding today’s most pressing issues. To learn more about the Digital Initiative, check out https://digital.hbs.edu
 

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16 The Global Philospher: Should the Rich World Pay for Climate Change? – BBC News

Gepubliceerd op 24 jul. 2016

 
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Sixty people from 30 countries join Michael Sandel in a digital studio at Harvard to discuss the philosophical issues underlying the world’s response to climate change. The developed world has caused climate change, belting out greenhouse gases as it became rich (at least, most people think so). But the developing world – huge and growing economies like India and China – is increasingly a big part of the problem. So who should pay to fix the mess? Is it fair to penalise the developing world as it strives to catch up? Is it acceptable that rich countries be allowed to buy credits, giving them permission to pollute? And is it time to re-think our material aspirations?
 

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16 Michael Sandel interview with Bill Moyers (1990)

Gepubliceerd op 9 jan. 2017

 

17 The Future of Capitalism

Gepubliceerd op 10 mei 2017

 
A conversation between Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson and Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel.
 

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18 Askwith Forums – Michael Sandel: Civic Education Goes Global

Gepubliceerd op 1 nov. 2018
Speaker: Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Discussant: Bridget Terry Long, dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE

Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel has been reinventing civic education for a global age. Described as a “rock-star moralist” (Newsweek) and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world” (New Republic), Sandel has pioneered the use of new technologies to create platforms for global public discourse. His legendary course “Justice” was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and has been viewed by tens of millions around the world. His BBC series The Global Philosopher convenes video-linked discussions with participants from over 40 countries on issues such as immigration and climate change. Sandel will join HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long for a conversation about his efforts to reimagine civic education and public discourse in fractious times.

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19 Press conference by Michael J. Sandel

Gepubliceerd op 18 okt. 2018

 
Michael J. Sandel, 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, during the press conference given in the Reconquista Hotel.
 

30 Japan Disaster Response and Future Assessment, April 22, 2011

Gepubliceerd op 7 aug. 2012
Program on U.S.-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies

A keynote presentation by Prof. Michael Sandel followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion about the March 11 disaster in Japan.

Keynote Speaker:
Michael J. Sandel
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

Panelists:
Stephanie Rosborough
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Olli Heinonen
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Harvard Kennedy School, and former Deputy Director, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Miho Mazereeuw
Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Moderator:
Andrew Gordon
Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

Location:
Harvard University, Tsai Auditorium, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Time:
April 22, 2011 – 4:00p – 5:30p

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31 Amsterdam VPRO- The perfect human

Gepubliceerd op 29 dec. 2016

I’ve been watching all his lectures from the 2009 justice series, and came across this one while I was snooping around. I’d forgotten that the Sandel I’d been watching was from 9 years ago. Took me aback to see the time jump. He’s almost the same, almost. But that little difference is disconcerting, because in my mind I’d categorized him as “internet being/ageless”.
 
 
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32 The Perfect Human Being Series E13 – Michael Sandel on the values of being a human being

Gepubliceerd op 14 jul. 2016
Political philosopher Michael Sandel is interviewed by Dutch journalist and philosopher Bas Heijne. Sandel (Minneapolis, 1953) is a professor at Harvard University where he teaches the course ‘Justice’ which is an enormous success among students. He is widely known for his interactive lectures where he poses dilemma’s about topics such as biotechnology. In this video, Heijne and Sandel talk about what it means to be human, the difference between healing and enhancing, and the future of humanity.

Bas Heijne (1960) is a Dutch writer and interviewer. He studied English language and literature, has published numerous books and is well-known for his opinionated essays and columns in newspaper NRC Handelsblad. For the tv series De Volmaakte Mens, Heijne went on a personal quest to discover what defines ‘being human’ in our increasingly technological society. He interviewed philosophers, technologists and scientists around the world, in search of the future of the human species.

This interview is an excerpt from the Dutch science programme De Volmaakte Mens (“The Perfect Human Being”), episode 4 ‘The Bionic Human’. The six-part science series De Volmaakte Mens was broadcast on Dutch television in Spring 2015.

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33 Banana in Man’s Pants Prank

21 sep. 2016

Filmed in Montreal, Quebec Welcome to the world-famous Just for Laughs Gags channel, where we pull public pranks on unsuspecting Montreal residents and tourists.

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