Justice

Posted on June 19, 2011
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The likeithateit team have always been deeply interested in the philosophy of ethics. This helps us with problems in the tea room, dividing the last cookie.  Michael Sandel runs a world renowned course on political philosophy at Harvard called Justice in which he uses simple ethical dilemmas to develop a comprehensive world view. The videos of his lessons are available on line. He develops his themes in a Socratic fashion, pulling out the themes and possibilites with questions and answers from his audience of eager, young, attractive Harvard students.  It’s top quality viewing, instructive and more particularly, and I think this is one of the great things about ethical philosophy, it encourages an engagement with the rules that shape a society.  This first video deals with the classic “trolley car dilemma.”

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