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Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 05: "HIRED GUNS"

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Uploaded on Sep 8, 2009

PART ONE: HIRED GUNS
During the Civil War, men drafted into war had the option of hiring substitutes to fight in their place. Professor Sandel asks students whether they consider this policy just. Many do not, arguing that it is unfair to allow the affluent to avoid serving and risking their lives by paying less privileged citizens to fight in their place. This leads to a classroom debate about war and conscription. Is todays voluntary army open to the same objection? Should military service be allocated by the labor market or by conscription? What role should patriotism play, and what are the obligations of citizenship? Is there a civic duty to serve ones country? And are utilitarians and libertarians able to account for this duty?

PART TWO: MOTHERHOOD: FOR SALE

In this lecture, Professor Sandel examines the principle of free-market exchange in light of the contemporary controversy over reproductive rights. Sandel begins with a humorous discussion of the business of egg and sperm donation. He then describes the case of Baby M"—a famous legal battle in the mid-eighties that raised the unsettling question, Who owns a baby?" In 1985, a woman named Mary Beth Whitehead signed a contract with a New Jersey couple, agreeing to be a surrogate mother in exchange for a fee of $10,000. However, after giving birth, Ms. Whitehead decided she wanted to keep the child, and the case went to court. Sandel and students debate the nature of informed consent, the morality of selling a human life, and the meaning of maternal rights.

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  1. 1

    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 01 "THE MORAL SIDE OF MURDER"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 02: "PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON LIFE"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 03: "FREE TO CHOOSE"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 04: "THIS LAND IS MY LAND"

  5. Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 05: "HIRED GUNS"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 06: "MIND YOUR MOTIVE"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 07: "A LESSON IN LYING"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 08: "WHATS A FAIR START?"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 09: "ARGUING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 10: "THE GOOD CITIZEN"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 11: "THE CLAIMS OF COMMUNITY"

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    Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 12: "DEBATING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE"

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    Justice with Michael Sandel - CCCB: Bioethics: Testing utilitarianism

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    Justice with Michael Sandel - BBC: Fair pay?

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    BBC Radio's The Public Philosopher with Michael Sandel | Institute of Politics

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