Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as a “rock star moralist” (Newsweek) and “the world’s most influential living philosopher.” (New Statesman) His books–on justice, democracy, ethics, and markets–have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Sandel’s latest book, The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good? (La tirannia del merito), wasnamed a best book of the year by The Guardian, Bloomberg, New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement, Le Point (Paris), and New Weekly (Beijing), and was influential in last year’s German election, when Olaf Scholz drew on themes of the book in his campaign.
Italian editions of Sandel’s books include: La tirannia del merito; Quello che i soldi non possono comprare; Giustizia; Contro la perfezione: L’etica nell’età dell’ingegneria genetica; and Il liberalismo e i limiti della giustizia.
Sandel’s free online course “Justice” has been viewed by tens of millions of people, including in China, where he was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year.” (China Newsweek) His BBC series “The Global Philosopher” explores the ethical dilemmas behind the headlines with participants from around the world.
A recipient of Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Sandel has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne and delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford. His lecture tours have packed such venues as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), and an outdoor stadium in Seoul (S. Korea), where 14,000 came to hear him speak.
La tirannia del merito
The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good?