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OU on the BBC: Justice: The Moral Side Of Murder

Updated Tuesday 25th January 2011

Can there be a case for killing?

In the first of his series of lectures exploring the concept of justice, Michael Sandel contrasts utilitarian and categorical principles. Can the difference between duty and rights-based decisions show if killing can sometimes be the right thing to do?

This programme is first broadcast on BBC Four, 25th January 2011 at 8.30pm

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Extra insights from Michael Sandel - and a chance to test your own judgement

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