Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His books—on justice, democracy, ethics, and markets—have been translated into more than 30 languages. He has been described as a “rock-star moralist” (Newsweek) and “the most popular philosopher in the world.”(El País)
Sandel’s latest book, The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good? (La tiranía del merito), was named a best book of the year by The Guardian, Bloomberg, New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement, Le Point (Paris), and New Weekly (Beijing). The book offers hope for healing our divided societies and points the way to a new politics of the common good.
Sandel’s free online course “Justice” has been viewed by tens of millions of people. 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’s global lectures 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.