What's the Right Thing to Do?

3 DVDs


   Order Code: PBS134DV   
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Michael J. Sandel's popular lecture class at Harvard University comprises a 12-program exploration of the nature of right and wrong.

Ethical dilemmas serve as springboards for looks at larger philosophical concepts, often their originators, and examples of other applications, including utilitarianism, libertarianism, markets and morals, Aristotle, Kant, Locke, Rawls, loyalty, and the common good. In addition to age-old questions, he addresses contemporary issues such same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and surrogate motherhood. Throughout, Sandel engages his students in surprisingly intimate discussions that may inspire classroom conversations of the same weighty issues.

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10 and up



Run Time

Total time: 660 minutes

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Episode One

Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight Episode Nine Episode Ten Episode Eleven Episode Twelve