“I’ve always wanted to connect philosophy to the world, to use philosophy as a way of illuminating and making sense of the debates and dilemmas we confront — in politics and in our everyday lives.” – Michael Sandel
There is, according to Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel, “a tremendous hunger around the world to engage in reasoned public debate about moral and spiritual questions.”
Known for his legendary course “Justice” and for his bestselling books, including Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? and What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Sandel believes that “people want a public life of larger meaning,” one that is best achieved with the tools of philosophy and with civil discourse.
In his speeches, Sandel covers the larger questions of politics, economics, and living a moral life, and invites people to join the conversation in a way rarely seen in modern times.
One of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, The Guardian described Sandel as “the man who is currently the most effective communicator of ideas in English.” The first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television, "Justice" has enrolled over 15,000 students and has been viewed by millions of people around the world.