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Taking Rights Seriously
     

Taking Rights Seriously

by Ronald D. Dworkin
 

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'It is a rare treat--important, original philosophy that is also a pleasure to read. Dworkin argues vigorously, imaginatively, and elegantly.' -- 'The Yale Law Review'

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'It is a rare treat--important, original philosophy that is also a pleasure to read. Dworkin argues vigorously, imaginatively, and elegantly.' -- 'The Yale Law Review'

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New York Review of Books
The most important work in jurisprudence since H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law and, from a philosophical point of view at least, the most sophisticated contribution to that subject yet made by an American writer… Dworkin's essays are brilliantly written… [T]he book is remarkable in its unity and technical assurance.
Yale Law Review
It is a rare treat—important, original philosophy that is also a pleasure to read. Dworkin argues vigorously, imaginatively and elegantly.
The New Republic
In a series of beautifully written, mutually supportive essays, Dworkin applies the theory of rights or his own version of the theory to the case of judicial decision-making.
Ethics
The most significant book oil philosophy of law in this decade and surely one of the more interesting ones of the century.
Time
Dworkin's writing launches a frontal attack on the two concepts, utilitarianism and legal positivism, that have dominated Anglo-American jurisprudence in the 20th century… Dworkin's theories have created shock waves among jurisprudential scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674867109
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1977
Pages:
308

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

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