Justice: The Case for CannibalismPhilosophy
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2/8. Can cannibalism be justified if it produces the greatest good for the greatest number?
In the second in a series of lectures drawn from Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous undergraduate course on justice, he introduces the British utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, with reference to an infamous 19th century legal case from Victorian England - the shipwreck of the Mignonette.
* First broadcast: BBC Four, 8:30PM Tuesday, 01 February, 2011