Thursday, September 23, 2010

Michael Sandel, Debating Same-Sex Marriage

Here is Episode 12 of Sandel's extraordinary course on Justice at Harvard.

See also his book Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

or DVD

Sandel presents a critique of two perspectives on justice--utilitarian and "freedom of choice"--both libertarian and Rawlsian liberal-egalitarian versions. In their place he argues for a variant of Aristotelian virtue ethics--justice involves cultivating virtue and reasoning about the common good.

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