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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores how outsourcing moral responsibility can also leave us feeling vulnerable and alone with leading global thinkers and British sixth form students.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks speaks to some of the world's leading thinkers about morality, together with voices from the next generation: groups of British 6th form students.

In this programme, Rabbi Sacks argues that a world in which we each pursue our own interests and leave everything else to the state and the market can be incredibly liberating, but outsourcing moral responsibility can also leave us feeling vulnerable and alone, without meaning and direction in our lives.

Contributors:
Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto;
Noreena Hertz, economist, author and broadcaster;
Michael Sandel, political philosopher and professor at Harvard University;
Students from The Manchester Grammar School and Manchester High School for Girls.

Producer: Dan Tierney
Series Editor: Christine Morgan.

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45 minutes

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Download Morality in the 21st Century

Download Morality in the 21st Century

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