This is an outstanding TED talk, and I recommend you find some quiet time to listen to it all, and follow the links below. You will be well rewarded.
Michael Sandel teaches political science and philosophy at Harvard, and has done so for years. He has perfected the "Socratic method," by which students are prodded into defending different positions, in response to his probing questions. Then the interplay of views is examined critically, and what results is a civilized, public debate -- an art which the Greeks handed down to us, but which the modern pace of media, and our own tendencies to rush to judgment, have largely made us forget.
In the video below, watch how Prof. Sandel restores the art of debate with the TED audience in Long Beach earlier this year, as they examine and test the contrary views expressed in a well-known case that reached the Supreme Court: PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin, 532 U.S. 601 (2001). The Court was presented with the question of whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required that a golfer afflicted with a degenerative circular disorder should be allowed to ride a golf cart in PGA tournaments:
You may read more about Michael Sandel at this page, where there are other links. His most recent book is Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? You can access even more of his materials online: here is a page where you can read about the course in justice which he teaches at Harvard (and packs Sanders Theater for his lectures), and here is his online Justice Project, where there are weekly videos and lots, lots more.