Justice: A Lesson in Lying
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Genre: Special Subjects | Documentary
In the fourth in a series of lectures drawn from Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous undergraduate course on the philosophy of justice discusses:
Do we all have a categorical duty to tell the truth, even to a murderer? The fourth of Michael Sandel's famous lectures on the philosophy of justice looks at the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, whose stringent theory of morality allowed for no exceptions. Kant believed that telling a lie, even a white lie, was a violation of one's own dignity.
* First broadcast: BBC Four, 8:35PM Tuesday, 15 February, 2011