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    DescriptionA landmark work of political and legal philosophy, Ronald Dworkin's 'Taking Rights Seriously' was acclaimed as a major work on its first publication in 1977 and remains profoundly influential in the 21st century. A forceful statement of liberal principles - championing the legal, moral and political rights of the individual against the state - Dworkin demolishes prevailing utilitarian and legal-positivist approaches to jurisprudence.


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    Title
    Taking Rights Seriously
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald M. Dworkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 549 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674867116
    ISBN 10: 0674867114
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: LBBS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.2
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000
    DC21: 342.085
    DC22: 342.085
    Thema V1.0: JPVH, LBBS
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 November 1978
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Ronald Dworkin is Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University. He is the 2007 recipient of the Holberg International Memorial Prize.
    Review quote
    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. The New York Review of Books 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 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. The New Republic The most significant book oil philosophy of law in this decade and surely one of the more interesting ones of the century. Ethics 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... Dworkins theories have created shock waves among jurisprudential scholars. Time Magazine
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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'
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Jurisprudence 2. The Model of Rules I 3. The Model of Rules II 4. Hard Cases 5. Constitutional Cases 6. Justice and Rights 7. Taking Rights Seriously 8. Civil Disobedience 9. Reverse Discrimination 10. Liberty and Moralism 11. Liberty and Liberalism 12. What Rights Do We Have? 13. Can Rights be Controversial? Appendix: A Reply to Critics Index