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Justice with Michael Sandel

Welcome to Justice!

Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history, and has captivated more than 14,000 students.

Now it's your turn to hone your critical-thinking skills and explore the moral decisions we all face in our lives. Check out this short introduction video and begin your journey.

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edX Blog: Reddit AMA with Harvard Professor Michael Sandel

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Tune into a Reddit AMA featuring Professor Michael Sandel on October 7 starting at 1PM ET and have your questions ready!

2015 Kennedy Center: Aspen Institute Arts Summit

Moral Reasoning 22: Justice with Michael Sandel

Professor Michael Sandel leads a debate on whether arts are necessary for democracy during the 2015 Aspen Institute Arts Summit featuring Darren Walker, Beau Willimon, and Kate Levin.

Majority Rules

Majority Rules

John Locke believes that government, once it is set up, should be guided by the principle of majority rule. However, he also believes that the purpose of government is to protect people’s rights, including their “unalienable” right to property. What if these two goals conflict? What if a poor majority wants to tax a rich [...]

Unalienable Rights

Unalienable Rights

Philosopher John Locke believes that your “unalienable right” to liberty does not include the right to kill yourself. Is he right? What does your liberty entitle you to do with yourself? Where do the limits come from?

Episode 04


If we all have unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property, how can a government enforce tax laws passed by the representatives of a mere majority?