What’s the Right Thing to Do?: Popular Harvard Course Now Online

We happened to mention Michael Sandel last week, and then I came across this…

Harvard University and WGBH Boston have posted online Sandel’s very popular course, “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” How popular is it? Over 14,000 Harvard students have taken this course over the past 30 years. The course takes a close look at our understanding of justice by exploring important, contemporary moral dilemmas. Is it wrong to torture? Is it always wrong to steal? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth?  We have posted the first lecture above. Each Sunday, a new lecture will get rolled out and you can find the new installment over at justiceharvard.org.

Note: We have added this course to our collection of Free Courses (where you will find another 250 high quality courses from top universities). It’s filed under Philosophy.  You can also access these courses via our Free iPhone App.

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  • Davor Bakovic says:

    Hello Dan !! As before, i come to tell how much i enjoy your Webb site and I am vary thankful for all the links to vary interesting and enriching fields of information.often those are fields that I have learned some many years ago but relearning and learning anew is wonderful.Unfortunately this link to Harvard lecture “What’s the Right Thing to Do ” does not work,except the first lesson.If You know the link that does work I’ll be happy to know.Yours Davor

  • Patrick Daniel says:

    Excellent! Thanks a lot.

    Dan — just go to justiceharvard.org, the episode will be available over time, they will release one episode every sunday from now.

  • Dan Colman says:

    Davor, If you click on the link that I provided and the scroll down and look to the right hand side of the page, you will see the other lectures. Thanks again for your kind words.


  • Eugenia says:

    Dan, so far only two lectures are available. This is what they said: “Every Sunday, an additional episode will be added to the web site and available for viewing”

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