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Taught by lauded Harvard professor Michael Sandel, Justice explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites learners to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination.

The principal readings for the course are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. Other assigned readings include writings by contemporary philosophers, court cases, and articles about political controversies that raise philosophical questions.

Subtitles are available in Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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Taught by lauded Harvard professor Michael Sandel, Justice explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites learners to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination.

The principal readings for the course are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. Other assigned readings include writings by contemporary philosophers, court cases, and articles about political controversies that raise philosophical questions.

Subtitles are available in Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 4 months ago
There are two kinds of courses one which are useful in short run, and the select few which can change your life, this is one of the latter. This course deals with philosophy, and gives an inside peak of a Harvard classroom (classes are a recording of classroom). Join if you want to challenge your way of thinking, course moves beyond theoretical aspects, and tackles some contemporary issues with perspective of Philosophers, what would Aristotle think of a modern problem or a John Rowles. In the end MJ Sandel is a Great Professor, I ended up reading all his books. A must for anyone looking to go beyond daily Grind.
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9/10 starsTaking Now
2 days, 4 hours ago
I've been waiting for this course to be announced and am glad it has come. I'm feeling happy and eager to learn.
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Sean Jenkins-Samuels

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 2 weeks ago
This course was insightful, I'd like to thank the professors at Harvard Law, as well as the institution for the opportunity to engage in such great study.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 1 week ago
Just what one expects from Harvard! Astounding clarity of Sanders for a truly worldwide classroom. Rekindled my interest in Philosophy, Politics, Logic and Ethics. I bought his book as well.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
7 months, 4 weeks ago
I am taking a philosophy course on ethics at my local community college. After the first module on Aristotle and moving directly from there to Kant, I new I was in trouble. My first few grades in the class were far short of the standards I set for myself. Given that the course was virtual, all I had to improve with were grainy 1980's era videos of a long retired professor sitting in a chair reading his lecture notes aloud and the original source/background material. Watching part 6 and the first half of part 7 in this series turned my experience around for my. I found after watching these lectures and absorbing the dialogue with the students, I was now able to fully engage on this subject and challenge both my instructor and my fellow students to really apply the concepts we were studying. I was also able to push back with strong positive arguments when the instructor misapplied some of Kant's concepts. Every college student t... I am taking a philosophy course on ethics at my local community college. After the first module on Aristotle and moving directly from there to Kant, I new I was in trouble. My first few grades in the class were far short of the standards I set for myself. Given that the course was virtual, all I had to improve with were grainy 1980's era videos of a long retired professor sitting in a chair reading his lecture notes aloud and the original source/background material. Watching part 6 and the first half of part 7 in this series turned my experience around for my. I found after watching these lectures and absorbing the dialogue with the students, I was now able to fully engage on this subject and challenge both my instructor and my fellow students to really apply the concepts we were studying. I was also able to push back with strong positive arguments when the instructor misapplied some of Kant's concepts. Every college student taking Ethics need to watch this series!
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Fascinating course! Can change the way you think about problems of the world and life. Hearing the students given explanation of why they have formed the opinions that they have is also fascinating. Of course, they are Harvard students so their explanations are quite learned and deep. Really enjoyed the class.
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theodora christoforou

10/10 starsTaking Now
8 months ago
i watched 3 lectures and it was absolutely amazing,i listen to them on my breaks from work and they have changed the way i see justice ,so far I learned about philosophic theories I had no clue about before , it is interesting to see the philosophical aspect of justice and that will definetely help in becoming a better lawyer (especially barrister) , I really want to do this and get certified, please make it available soon again . . Regards
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Valdiza Mendes

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year ago
Simply amazing! Mr. Sandel is a very talented teacher who inspired me to be a better lawyer. This course is a break even on my career. Thanks a lot! Can´t wait to the next!
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
Incredible course, changed my life. i wish everyone had to take this class. These themes come up all over my life, from school, to the workplace. Taking this class makes me feel like a better citizen. the content is well organized and presented. the test is challenging and I failed it the first attempt, and i re enrolled in the course for the second go around and aced it.
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natalie celin

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 3 months ago
I loved this course. I could learn more about philosophy and now I can see every problematic situation with a new outlook. This course changed my mind in different good ways.
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D. CODANI

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
Le cours est excellent, le professeur exceptionnel, et le support technique impeccable. Allez-y, moi j'en viens. Et je vous le recommande, même avec un anglais moyen. Course is excellent. exceptionnal professor, and perfect technical support. Go to see it, I come back and I recommand it to you, even speaking mid-level English. C'est difficile, mais c'est une expérience unique. Difficult, but unique experience.
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Alan Carvalho

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
The program of this course is well developed and the subjects flow from one to the other very well, bringing a feeling of cumulative knowledge during the course of your studies. While some of the moral dillemas need an effort in abstraction, specially from people coming from a legal profession background as is my case, it makes you feel that you can escape the more commonplace conceptions that tend to dominate ordinary discourse about issues such as affirmative action and military conscription. I enjoyed the course and I would recommend it to people from all backgrounds, as the kind of reflections this course brings can be of use to any kind of professional - specially those that have a say in decision making - which in liberal democratic societies should be all of us.
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João Braga

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
An excellent course! It passes trough a lot of great philosophers and help us to build an understanding of the ways of thinking our society and how it evolved over history. The debates on lectures are much rich and there are many tools you can use to take part of the debate along with other students. In my opinion a content like that should be mandatory in high school.
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John Raptis

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
The best Mooc i have ever taken. Professor Sandel is brilliant and this course made me seriously rethink the way i view the world.
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
The lectures were engaging and the quizzes and tests were easy enough that you could complete them but difficult enough that they were worthwhile. I cannot recommend this enough. Take it with a friend or family member, because I would have loved to have someone to talk about the material with in person instead of only the discussion forums.
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Jamal Albayaa

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
I want to keep this review and brief and to the point as possible: this course is the definition of what a perfect MOOC is. The content is thought-provoking, engaging, and incredibly relevant to your daily life not only as someone involved in a political nation, but as someone who is just looking for what it means to be a good person. The two feelings that you will feel throughout this course is fascination and curiosity. The presenter is above excellent, he is worthy of the utmost respect and has an answer to everything. He is truly capable not only in his knowledge and presentation of content, but even in his structuring of it.
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Mark Robert Dy

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 5 months ago
I am a lawyer from the Philippines, and without this online platform, I would not have had the pleasure of experiencing Prof. Sandel's class. His lectures are short, precise and clear, even when they leave you questioning your own belief system many times. Thank you to Harvard, edX and Prof. Sandel for this transformative experience. I understand now how little I really understood about justice. This time, I know that it is the process of questioning and going through the "back-and-forth" that we are able to gain an ever-improving notion of justice. The learning never stops. This was a good start. A good risk.
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1 year, 5 months ago
Of the over 90 MOOCs I have taken this is one of the very best!! Dr. Sandel is an amazing lecturer and the content is exceptionally well organized and so very interesting. It is a History of Western Moral Philosophy and I am so glad Harvard put this course out. It is so well taught I was able to watch it with my grandkids and discuss the very interesting moral dilemmas they discuss as examples. The testing is very fair (unlike some MOOC's) and the discussion forums are so interesting you want to jump in. This IS a model MOOC. For anyone interested in political philosophy this course is a must.
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Jing Ma

4/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 6 months ago
Prof Sandel is a great speaker and provides invaluable discussions on the intriguing topics of today. However the theoretical hardcore philosophy wasn't that useful. I wish there was a bigger focus on contemporary case studies. But after having taken so many courses at Edx, I have to conclude that this course has the best structure of all hands down. All in all a great course!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 6 months ago
Prof. Sandel is quite the character. He's an absolutely outstanding lecturer and philosopher. I myself usually study subjects related to business, finance, and economics. Rarely do I get interested in subjects regarding morality, philosophy, and/or law. But this course is a must-take for everyone who considers themselves a citizen of a "free" society.
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Gitesh Zemse

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 6 months ago
I really worry about the course like this offered online for anyone or everyone will get ban. I feel so lucky for any reason I came across this course & watched the videos. I can't forget about the step US people or any people living there took to make it available for people like me. If you have not taken this course, Don't take!. but remember also there are many reasons to take this course. But the most awesome part is the Change you find in yourself.
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Kliti Kote

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
This Course is amazing! The Prof. Sandel is just 'Great'. Michael Sandel is best Prof. ever! I love this course and i love the professor Sandel.
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Mukund Jaiswal

9/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
Amazing brainstorming - after going through it one may be able to have a difference in opinion about life as Mr. Sandel gives so many aspects to the same situation by referring to some great philosophers.
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Masood Nazeri

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 8 months ago
Simply, Even 10 stars are not enough! Amazing!!!***************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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juan sanchez

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 8 months ago
This class is great. these are the great issues of our time. these are the issues that occupy our time. 1. real classroom. limited seats in the classroom 2. digital class. 1 billion people. Edx can now reach 1 billion people or 3 billion or anyone on planet earth. this is truly great. i urge all to take this class. Free on Edx. what is better than free for all. Harvard is now worldwide anytime anywhere for all people on earth now.
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1 year, 8 months ago
My think?, is one course very very import im my country El Salvador, for the big criminal register and corruption
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Eliezel Anjos

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 8 months ago
Estimado Prof. Sandel, Estou cônscio que o curso será deveras profícuo, considerando os depoimentos. Att. Eliezel A. Anjos - Maceió/AL/Brasil
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Keith Heidenreich

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 9 months ago
What an excellent course. Watching Professor Sandel engage his students enhances the lectures and helps clarify the reading. I fell behind and didn't complete my first attempt, but was bound and determined the second time, it was that good. To me, this is what is best about the MOOC experience.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 10 months ago
Hands down, one of my top 2 favorite MOOC courses. Learned so much from this course and was highly motivated every step of the way. I will not lie, there is a lot more work in this course than in most of the other MOOC courses on this site but you will enjoy the teachers, students, and staff.
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