Justice in Robes

Justice in Robes


By (author) Ronald M. Dworkin

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  • Publisher: The Belknap Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 234mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 13 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass.
  • ISBN 10: 0674027272
  • ISBN 13: 9780674027275
  • Sales rank: 304,125

Product description

How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? 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. 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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Author information

Ronald Dworkin is Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University and Jeremy Bentham Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London.

Review quote

"Justice in Robes does more to open up new options in our thinking about the rule of law than a whole library full of books by opinionated pragmatists or by the careful conceptual purveyors of a purely analytic jurisprudence." - Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books "Dworkin explores the relationship between law and morality, elaborating his previous arguments and replying to a number of prominent objections." - Cass Sunstein, New Republic"

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