Ronald Dworkin: Third Edition

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Stanford University Press, Nov 28, 2012 - Law - 312 pages
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Ronald Dworkin is widely accepted as the most important and most controversial Anglo-American jurist of the past forty years. And this same-named volume on his work has become a minor classic in the field, offering the most complete analysis and integration of Dworkin's work to date. This third edition offers a substantial revision of earlier texts and, most importantly, incorporates discussion of Dworkin's recent masterwork Justice for Hedgehogs. Accessibly written for a wide readership, this book captures the complexity and depth of thought of Ronald Dworkin. Displaying a long-standing commitment to Dworkin's work, Stephen Guest clearly highlights the scholar's key theories to illustrate a guiding principle over the course of Dworkin's work: that there are right answers to questions of moral value. In assessing this principle, Guest also expands his analysis of contemporary critiques of Dworkin. The third edition includes an updated and complete bibliography of Dworkin's work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Sketch of Ronald Dworkin
11
2 Law as Plain Fact
27
3 The Complexity of Legal Argument
45
4 The Interpretation of Law
65
5 The Evaluative Coherence of Legal Argument
83
6 Integrity and Community
101
7 Objectivity in Law and Morality
124
9 Justice for Hedgehogs
159
10 Equality of What?
182
11 The Basis of Liberalism
208
12 Religion and the Beginning and End of Life
225
Notes
245
Bibliography of Ronald Dworkins Works
271
Index
287
Copyright

8 Treating People as Equals
144

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About the author (2012)

Stephen Guest is Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and a barrister of the Inner Temple, London.

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