Common Ground, Common Good: Michael Sandel on the Tyranny of Merit
Where: Temple Emanu-El
1 E. 65th St.
888-718-4253 Price: Free $25 Temple Emanu-El members (*book included) $30 Non-member (*book included)
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At Harvard, hundreds of students pack his classes year after year to listen to him tease out the ethics of everything from murder to cannibalism. In New York and London, Sydney and Seoul, thousands line up to hear his Socratic discourse on the morality of markets. More than ten million people have watched his online class; his bestseller on what money can’t, or shouldn’t buy, has been translated into 27 languages; and he’s BBC radio’s Public – and, now, Global – Philosopher.
In other words, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel occupies a rarified perch in the stratosphere of intellectual superstardom.
After decades exploring the limits of justice and searching for ways to bring morality back into public discourse, Dr. Sandel is now tackling the toxic clash between self-satisfied winners and frustrated losers contaminating American life and democracy. In his new book, The Tyranny of Merit, he proposes a solution to the crisis: a new approach to defining success – and a new vision for cultivating the vanishing concept of the common good.Buy tickets/get more info now