Michael Sandel investigates 'justice'
Farrar, Straus and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi kicked off Michael Sandel's appearance at BookExpo America 2009 with a video of Michael Sandel investigating the ideas upon which the notion of justice are founded with his students at Harvard, where he is a professor of political philosophy. Sandel then took the BEA Downtown Stage and proceeded to break down Aristotle's definition of justice, using an example of 'who gets the special flute?' Turning to current events, Sandel raised the Supreme Court case brought by Casey Martin, who argued for his right to ride a golf cart in PGA competition. Sandel then weighed the scales of justice on the controversial subject of same sex marriage to wrap-up his dramatic presentation of his instant bestseller Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September, 2009).
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