Presenter: Mr. Tabata
Many of you may know “Justice”which is one of the most popular courses
by Prof. Michael Sandel in Harvard University.
The course is well known as ハーバード白熱教室. in Japan.
In this practice, I would like you to discuss “Justice”
Title : Justice － What’s the right thing to do? －
（ハーバード白熱教室 without Sandel）
1. Make about 6 groups.
2. Read the handout and express your opinion for some questions concerning
(Q1) Suppose you are driving the car at a speed of 100km an hour and find
the brake is broken and 5 people are on the road in front of you.
There is not enough time for you to stop. If you keep straight,
you will hit and kill them, but if you swerve left into side way, you will
collide with a worker and kill him (only one person).
What would you do? Is it always permissible to harm a smaller number in
order to prevent harm to a large number? What’s the right thing to do?
(Q2) An ordinary teacher can gain about 4 million yen a year.
Baseball player Ichiro can gain about 1.5 billion yen a year.
Obama, President of the US, can gain 36 million yen a year.
Thus, Obama earns about 10 times as much money as an ordinary teacher.
Ichiro earns about 42 times as much money as Obama, about 400 times as much
money as an ordinary teacher.
Is it the fair redistribution? Should Ichiro be given 42 times as much money
3. Share with your group members.
I will give you a sheet with some hints of the practice.
The content of it is very difficult, but I’ll try to prepare hard so that
you can discuss easiily
Just feel the old philosophers’ idea and enjoy sophisticated discussion!.
If you preview the following HP, the discussion will be easier.