Sandel's take on philosophers in their dealing with complex ideas such as justice, fairness, equality and virtue is nothing short of exhilarating. Sandels explains the various perspectives through the lenses of philosophers such as Bentham, Mill, Kant, Rawls, Dworkin, Aristotle and so on with an unprecedented simplicity and articulation. A must read for anyone who likes to throw around these words in their arguments.
I heard his 12 lecturer, It changed my thinking process. In fact my conversation with others has become more specific and at the same time I am able to learn new concepts and ideas, this book has taught me how to stay fresh in thinking and expressing through behaviour or even in life style.
The author is brilliant and God bless him, Proud to have His book read, sometimes I stumble over it to pick new thoughts.
Book is a must have for anyone who is dwelling into philosophy of law and morality concept ! I am not going much into the content since it's it's indisputable rather I am reviewing the paperback edition particularly . First ,I brought it for some Rs.375/- or something and the Kindle version was also somewhere around it ,so I didn't mind going for a hardcopy for some extra bucks. Second, don't is pretty small ,like really small ,so u need to check once before u buy that u can actually afford to strain your eyes that much or not. Third, it wasn't sealed with the plastic cover , seemed if as I got an used one so I am disappointed (nerds can relate to it well), since it's not even that cheap that u sell someone an used copy that too without informing them.
Since ,I am a way more excited than usual about this book so not gonna return it but not happy . Amazon you disappoints even your prime customers ,woahh !!!
Loved the book. The best thing about it is its question answer format, preceded and followed by real world cases and hypothetical cases of ethical dilemma, which makes things pellucid. Very much like the author's videos on youtube that go by rhe same title. One of the best books on ethics you will come across.
Extremely thought provoking book that explains justice with the philosophical view in the most simple language with heavy examples that are quite recent.
Changes your perception of what’s right and what’s wrong and throws you in deep thought. It will make you question the criteria which you used as the basis for judging as to what was the right thing to do.
Imagination, Reasoning, Stories, News and of course philosophy. The book is great and so is the author from Harvard. This is the way to read jurisprudence and not the way one reads with Indian writers. Hope such books help the academics and scholars here and they in turn create reading philosophy and jurisprudence into a infinite quest, rather than memorizing theories for passing the exams.
Excellent read! In todays turbulence in the world ideas abour fairness , Sandels book gives you a door opening to great ideas of the past without you having to go to all those volumes on philosophy......He makes it simple without loosing their essence. Must admitt that it is a serious read & casual readers will not be able to enjoy its essence. No wonder ,Sanders course on Justice in Harvard is a popular course.
Great read, can be read without watching his famous lecture series too. A book whose hard copy you want to keep with you. Michael Sandel gets your brain thinking and questioning things you assumed were obvious.