Political philosopher Professor Michael Sandel challenges an audience to apply some critical thinking to issues people usually rely on instinct to resolve. Recorded at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Professor Sandel debates issues such as education, social equality and healthcare.
Tue, 26 Mar 13
Is rape worse than other forms of violent assault? Michael Sandel, BBC Radio 4's Public Philosopher, is in India to discuss this question at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Tue, 30 Oct 12
As America goes to the polls, Professor Michael Sandel debates the political philosophy of wealth redistribution and healthcare in America with an audience at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Tue, 23 Oct 12
As the US presidential election approaches political philosopher Michael Sandel heads to Texas. In a debate recorded at the University of Dallas in Irving, Professor Sandel challenges ordinary Texans to consider the moral issues raised when it comes to controlling immigration and deciding who should be entitled to citizenship.
Tue, 17 Apr 12
The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel brings his trademark style to a discussion on a topical issue, questioning the thinking underlying a current controversy. In this third debate recorded at the London School of Economics he discusses with the audience: should we bribe people to be healthy?
Tue, 10 Apr 12
The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel brings his trademark style to a discussion on a topical issue, questioning the thinking underlying a current controversy. In this second debate recorded at the London School of Economics he digs deep into the morality of high pay and bankers' bonuses, asking the audience should bankers be paid more than nurses?
Tue, 3 Apr 12
The eminent Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel challenges an audience at the London School of Economics to examine the big philosophical questions that lie behind our views. In this first debate he asks: Should students from poorer backgrounds be given priority in university admissions?
Tue, 27 Mar 12
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