michael sandel


Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” (Michael Fitzpatrick, Newsweekthe “most effective communicator of ideas in English,” (Editorial, The Guardian) a “rock-star moralist,”  (Michael Fitzpatrick, Newsweek) and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” (Michael Ignatief, The New Republic)

His writings have been translated into 22 languages. In 2009, he gave the BBC Reith Lectures. His legendary course “Justice,” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was recently named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek)

Sandel’s new book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, what should be the role of money and markets in our society?

Critics have called it “a brilliant, indispensable book on the relationship between morality and economics,” (David Aaronovitch, The Times Londonand “one of the most important exercises in public philosophy in many years.” (John Gray, New Statesman)

Like his previous book, Justice, an international best seller, What Money Can’t Buy has generated interest around the world, including in London, where 2,000 people packed St. Paul’s Cathedral for his recent book tour, and in Seoul, Korea, where 14,000 people filled an outdoor stadium to hear him speak.