Taking Rights Seriously

Taking Rights Seriously


By (author) Ronald M. Dworkin

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  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 24mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 28 November 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715611747
  • ISBN 13: 9780715611746
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 225,872

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What is law? What is it for? How should judges decide novel cases when the statutes and earlier decisions provide no clear answer? Do judges make up new law in such cases, or is there some higher law in which they discover the correct answer? Must everyone always obey the law? If not, when is a citizen morally free to disobey?

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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.