Michael Sandel

Described as ‘the world’s most relevant living philosopher’ (Newsweek), Michael J Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His work has been translated into 28 languages. His BBC Radio 4 series The Public Philosopher explores the big ethical issues with audiences around the world, most recently in his role as The Global Philosopher on Pandemic Ethics. His previous books Justice and What Money Can’t Buy have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Gamechangers Series – The Tyranny of Merit
One of the world’s most popular philosophers joins us live from the US for this Jewish Book Week online event. Michael Sandel has followed his acclaimed What Money Can’ t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets with his latest book A Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? He argues that to overcome our polarised politics, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. An unmissable c...