I just finished the book. It reminds me my great time in college, when I was a history major student. And it also reminds me those years that I spent a lot of time reading philosophy works in high school.
Actually, I once took his lecture online years ago. However, I never really got to finish and got the essence of his point because I prefer reading to watching online video. I at once noticed the book when it first came out on Japanese market. But I don’t want to read this sort of books in Japanese anyway. Now I just read its Chinese version. I love it.
I once to be a Mill’s follower when I was in high school. Well, I still keep his “On Liberty" in my bookshelf. But by Sandel, I finally clarified my standpoint and ideology back to that time, in a profound way. After high school, I turned out to be a Kant’s follower in political area that I was never aware of until Sandel’s clicking.
Anyways, his book gave me a whole new way to examine my thoughts and stands. I am definitely a supporter of post-modern, storytelling, dialogue and intersubjectivity after four-year education of history, strongly influenced by my favorite profs. However, I never try to implement those ideology on the place out of academy oriented area, because I loathe the idea of showing my own subjective stance to judge or oppress other’s in public affairs. Well, I was wrong. Since I already knew there’s few way to completely distant oneself’s subjective standpoint from any kind of issues in academical area, even scientific one, there’s no way to withdraw oneself from facing practical issues in one’s own shoes. It’s time to be more thoughtful and courage to practical daily issues. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Bob Marley reggaes. Needs to understand Communitarianism more. And I decided to watch the entire videos of his right away.
Notes (the stances I ever took into my social philosophy, or very close):
- Social democracy
Yes, I believed I would send my siblings into jail at one if they’ve done something illegal and really bad. Now…I don’t know. I still think there shouldn’t have such a withdraw or grey zone when it comes to justice. Am I too naive? I don’t know. Still have time to think over it.
There’s my complete review on aNobii in Chinese