Justice: What’s The Right Thing To Do? by Michael Sandel
Phil Badger is out for Justice.
This book, based on Professor Sandel’s long running course of the same name, has some hugely enviable qualities. It is supremely clear and instructive, it will promote genuine thought in any serious reader, and it’s a one volume antidote to the frequent accusation that philosophy is obscure and irrelevant. Also, it’s by a man who is clearly striving for an honest and serious engagement with some famously difficult issues. Given all this, it is with some trepidation that this reviewer has to declare himself in significant disagreement with him.
Justice is primarily about the values that should underpin the state, politics and the law, with particular reference to Western pluralistic societies.