A fair procedure

The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why. Michael Sandel.

A common law rule (sometimes called due process) requiring a procedurally fair hearing and an unbiased decision in government and some private decision-making.

The essential nature of deciding justice

Injustice is first of all the impact it has, it is a deciding moment for the rest of your life.

It is the worst thing that you can experience.
Only then, at that moment you can feel what is happening.

Injustice is a feeling impossible to put into words.
There has to be a balance in the decision making – a fair procedure – to avoid possible mistakes
It is hard to answer the question what justice requires.
It is very hard to argue about justice without first to argue about the purpose.


Talk to Al Jazeera – Professor Michael Sandel


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16 okt. 2011

Al Jazeera’s Tony Harris interviews Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard University, Boston whose courses have become an international phenomenon.

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What is Justice?
Michael Sandel 2011 Al Jazeera Interview

Al Jazeera’s Tony Harris interviews Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard University, Boston whose courses have become an international phenomenon. Sandel talks about

What is justice,
What is right and what is wrong and
How it is connected to the concept of freedom.

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What is justice?
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Is justice the same wherever you go in the world?
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Do we have an intuitive sense of what’s right and what’s wrong?
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The unfairness in economy
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A lack of serious debate about moral issues
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Sandel’s thought about the “Arab Spring”
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The growing gap between rich and poors
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Does Sandel see the potential for poor people in America to rise up?
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What means to think critically?
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Sandel’s judgement on the American policy in the world after 9/11?
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Michael Sandel at Harvard
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Justice with Michael Sandel (online courses)
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Wrongfully Convicted: Flawed Autopsies Send Two Innocent Men To Jail


2 feb. 2011

Two Mississippi men spent a combined 30 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. They were separately charged with sexually assaulting and murdering two 3-year-old girls — in two separate crimes — two years apart. The pathologist who conducted both autopsies said he suspected the girls had been bitten. They were innocent.

In matters of truth and justice there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. Albert Einstein.

Rocket Launcher EXPLOSION Prank!

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The police have a new weapon to stop law breakers – a huge ass rocket launcher! It makes stuff explode in a huge ball of fire, and the cops are not scared to use it!