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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 Justice in Robes, 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 influential rival theories to his own. He argues that pragmatism is empty as a theory of law, that value pluralism misunderstands the nature of moral concepts, that constitutional originalism reflects an impoverished view of the role of a constitution in a democratic society, and that contemporary legal positivism is based on a mistaken semantic theory and an erroneous account of the nature of authority. In the course of that critical study he discusses the work of many of the most influential lawyers and philosophers of the era, including Isaiah Berlin, Richard Posner, Cass Sunstein, Antonin Scalia, and Joseph Raz. Dworkin's new collection of essays and original chapters is a model of lucid, logical, and impassioned reasoning that will advance the crucially important debate about the roles of justice in law.

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How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? In Justice in Robes, Ronald Dworkin argues that this question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven. Dworkin's new collection of essays and original chapters is a model of lucid, logical, and impassioned reasoning that will advance the crucially important debate about the roles of justice in law.

About the Author

Ronald Dworkinis Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at <>New York Universityand Jeremy Bentham Professor of Jurisprudence at <>University College London.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Law and Morals
  • 1. Pragmatism and Law
  • 2. In Praise of Theory
  • 3. Darwin’s New Bulldog
  • 4. Moral Pluralism
  • 5. Originalism and Fidelity
  • 6. Hart’s Postscript and the Point of Political Philosophy
  • 7. Thirty Years On
  • 8. The Concepts of Law
  • 9. Rawls and the Law
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674027275
Author:
Dworkin, Ronald
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Jurisprudence
Subject:
Natural Law
Subject:
Law : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? In Justice in Robes, Ronald Dworkin argues that this question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven. Dworkin's new collection of essays and original chapters is a model of lucid, logical, and impassioned reasoning that will advance the crucially important debate about the roles of justice in law.
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