Michael J. Sandel is Professor of Political Philosophy and Government Theory at Harvard University. His works have been translated all over the world and in China he was named the “most influential foreign figure of the year” in 2010. His courses at Harvard are famous, in particular the preparatory course on Justice, the lectures making up the basis of the book published in Italy with the title Giustizia. Il nostro bene comune (Feltrinelli, 2010), lectures which are attended by thousands of students. Often a guest of European, Asiatic and Australian universities, from 2002 to 2005 he chaired the Council on Bioethics, an organisation examining the ethical implications of biomedical technology and reporting directly to the US presidential office. Due to the excellence of his teaching he has been awarded the Harvard-Radcliffe Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize.
His books published in Italian include, Il liberalismo e i limiti della giustizia (Feltrinelli, 1994), Contro la perfezione. L’etica nell’età dell’ingegneria genetica (Vita & Pensiero, 2008), Quello che i soldi non possono comprare. I limiti morali del mercato (Feltrinelli, 2013).