Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Moral dilemmas

Is it ok to kill one person to save five? Are there any situations when cannibalism can be justified? If a woman signs an agreement giving her consent to being a surrogate mother and later refuses to part with the child, should the agreement be enforced in a court of law? These and other such moral dilemmas are discussed by Prof. Michael Sandel in a course on justice at Harvard University, all the lectures of which are available here. This is the first course that Harvard has made available for free online viewing.


  1. Dear Suresh, have you started using this device to type? http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-07/news/31304725_1_device-iim-a-graduate-daiict

    1. Gopal,
      We were also surprised to read the article because we had not spoken to any reporters. Now you know my full name!
      I will write a post about this device shortly.(My "shortly" means one month.