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Justice in Robes

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ISBN-10: 0674027272

ISBN-13: 9780674027275

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ronald. Dworkin

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How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? Lawyers, sociologists, philosophers, politicians, and judges all have answers to that question: these range from "nothing" to "everything." In his new book Ronald Dworkin argues that the question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions--semantic, jurisprudential, and doctrinal--in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven. He restates and summarizes his own widely discussed account of these connections, which emphasizes the sovereign importance of moral principle in legal and constitutional interpretation, and then reviews and criticizes the most…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.30" wide x 8.94" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Ronald Dworkin was Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University.

Introduction: Law and Morals
Pragmatism and Law
In Praise of Theory
Darwin's New Bulldog
Moral Pluralism
Originalism and Fidelity
Hart's Postscript and the Point of Political Philosophy
Thirty Years On
The Concepts of Law
Rawls and the Law
Notes
Sources
Index