Public Philosophy Essays on Morality in Politics

ISBN-10: 067402365X

ISBN-13: 9780674023659

Edition: 2005

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In this book, Michael Sandel takes up some of the hotly contested moral and political issues of our time, including affirmative action, assisted suicide, abortion, gay rights, stem cell research, the meaning of toleration and civility, the gap between rich and poor, the role of markets, and the place of religion in public life. He argues that the most prominent ideals in our political life--individual rights and freedom of choice--do not by themselves provide an adequate ethic for a democratic society. Sandel calls for a politics that gives greater emphasis to citizenship, community, and civic virtue, and that grapples more directly with questions of the good life. Liberals often worry that inviting moral and religious argument into the public sphere runs the risk of intolerance and coercion. These essays respond to that concern by showing that substantive moral discourse is not at odds with progressive public purposes, and that a pluralist society need not shrink from engaging the moral and religious convictions that its citizens bring to public life.
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List price: $24.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

American Civic Life
America's Search for a Public Philosophy
Beyond Individualism: Democrats and Community
The Politics of Easy Virtue
Big Ideas
The Problem with Civility
Impeachment--Then and Now
Robert F. Kennedy's Promise
Moral and Political Arguments
Against State Lotteries
Commercials in the Classroom
Branding the Public Realm
Sports and Civic Identity
History for Sale
The Market for Merit
Should We Buy the Right to Pollute?
Honor and Resentment
Arguing Affirmative Action
Should Victims Have a Say in Sentencing?
Clinton and Kant on Lying
Is There a Right to Assisted Suicide?
Embryo Ethics: The Moral Logic of Stem Cell Research
Moral Argument and Liberal Toleration: Abortion and Homosexuality
Liberalism, Pluralism, and Community
Morality and the Liberal Ideal
The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self
Justice as Membership
The Peril of Extinction
Dewey's Liberalism and Ours
Mastery and Hubris in Judaism: What's Wrong with Playing God?
Political Liberalism
Remembering Rawls
The Limits of Communitarianism Notes Credits Index
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