“Rock star” philosopher Michael Sandel has dazzled presidents and Prime Ministers, filled stadiums and packed out the Sydney Opera House. He’s here to guide us through turbulent times in conversation with Emily Maitlis.
Michael Sandel is that rarest of creatures: a philosopher whose ideas echo through the halls of power and genuinely transform how we think about the world. In an ever-more divided age when rational debate seems increasingly side-lined, Sandel brings people together to ask serious questions about the kind of society we want to live in – and to reason with civility across our disagreements.
Returning to How To Academy for his first in-person appearance since the pandemic, and joining award-winning journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis, he’ll reflect upon the world in our time and answer your questions about politics, morality, and society.
Why are we so polarized? Is society a meritocracy – and would it even be a good thing if it was? Have elites lost the moral authority to govern? Is democracy in recovery or retreat? Is there any hope for a politics of the common good?
The big questions of philosophy are as urgent and relevant today as they ever were. Hear what the ‘the most important and influential living philosopher’ (TLS) has to say about them in this unmissable live event.
Described as the “most popular professor in the world” (Die Zeit), Sandel’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages; his online course, ‘Justice,’ has been viewed by tens of millions; his lectures pack the halls of Harvard and venues around the world, including an outdoor stadium in South Korea, where 14,000 came to hear him speak. Join us as Sandel and Maitlis help us think through the most vexing moral and civic questions of our time.