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  • emWhat Money Cant Buy The Moral Limits of Marketsem
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    What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

    Author Michael J. Sandel talked about his book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, in which he addresses the ethical question, “Is there something wrong with a world in which…

    664 views
  • After Words with Michael Sandel
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    After Words with Michael Sandel

    Mercenaries can be paid to fight a country’s wars; students can be paid to get good grades. Professor Sandel explores whether there is something wrong with a world in which everything seems…

    1,986 views
  • Legacy of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign
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    Legacy of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Campaign

    March 16, 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Historical film footage from the 1968 campaign was shown.…

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  • emJustice Whats the Right Thing to Doem
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    Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

    Michael Sandel talked about his book Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 15, 2009). In this book Harvard University government philosopher Michael Sandel applies the…

    462 views
  • emDemocracys Discontentem
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    Democracy's Discontent

    Professor Michael Sandel talked about his recent book, Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy, published by Harvard University Press. The book is about America’s past and…

    889 views
  • Tocqueville Town Meeting Religion  Society
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    Tocqueville Town Meeting: Religion & Society

    After a broadcast of a forum on religion and civil society from October 28, two of the participants responded to comments by broadcast audience members. They talked about the past and present…

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  • Tocqueville Religion and Civil Society
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    Tocqueville, Religion and Civil Society

    Leading scholars discussed the impact of Tocqueville’s writings on religion and society during the 1830s and the roles religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann moderated the…

    326 views
  • emPublic Philosophy  Essays on Morality in Politicsem
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    Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics

    Dean Pryor interviewed Professor Sandel about his book, Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics, published by Harvard University Press. During his conversation with former Senator…

    183 views
  • Patenting Human Organs
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    Patenting Human Organs

    Council members talked about human cloning and bio ethics, concentrating on the ethical questions surrounding granting patents for medical and scientific research and techniques using…

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  • Report to the President on Human Cloning
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    Report to the President on Human Cloning

    Mr. Kass presented and summarized some of the debate found in the council’s report on human cloning. Among the issues that the report examined were reproductive and therapeutic cloning,…

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  • Tocqueville in Greenburgh
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    Tocqueville in Greenburgh

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Greenburgh, NY on their way through the Hudson River valley from New York City in June 1831. Paul Feiner and Professor Michael Sandel,…

    99 views
  • The Future of Journalism
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    The Future of Journalism

    The panelists discussed the challenge reporters face with the increasing media coverage of events. They focused on how many journalists on news shows end up talking about scandal rather…

    50 views
  • emDemocracys Discontentem
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    Democracy's Discontent

    Mr. Sandel talked about his book, Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy in which he says that community is the starting point for revitalizing democracy. He…

    130 views
  • Campaign Issues Town Meeting
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    Campaign Issues Town Meeting

    Several public policy scholars exchanged views on the issues of the 1996 presidential campaign with the audience. They discussed deficit spending, values and citizenship, welfare reform and…

    35 views
  • What Ever Happened to Civic Virtue
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    What Ever Happened to Civic Virtue?

    Professor Sandel spoke about the importance of economic conditions on civic virtue. He argued that U.S, thinkers had long agreed that civic consequences were the most important factor in…

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