Should a banker be paid more than a nurse? Should universities give preference to applicants from poor backgrounds? Should we bribe people to be healthy? These are the big questions that BBC Radio 4 listeners will hear from LSE when Harvard academic Professor Michael Sandel (pictured) visits on 8 and 9 March to give a series of three public lectures.
In his lectures, entitled ‘The Public Philosopher’, Professor Sandel will challenge his audience to apply critical thinking to the sort of ethical dilemmas most people rely on gut instinct to resolve.
Michael Sandel is professor of government and lecturer in political philosophy at Harvard. He is one of the university's most popular lecturers; his lectures to Harvard undergraduates are so popular that students have to be turned away.
The lectures will take place at 5.45pm and 7.45pm on Thursday 8 March and at 6.30pm on Friday 9 March. Each event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. The lectures will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 9am on 3, 10 and 17 April. For more information, visit the event pages - Should a banker be paid more than a nurse?, Should universities give preference to applicants from poor backgrounds? and Should we bribe people to be healthy?