How should a judge’s moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law In Justice in Robes, Ronald Dworkin argues that the question is much more. $ – Ronald Dworkin’s work Justice in Robes is a broad-ranging defense of the adjudication. In the course of this apologia, Dworkin also engages in the. Justice in Robes () & Scott Hershovitz, ed.,. Exploring Law’s Empire: The Jurisprudence of. Ronald Dworkin ()). Brian Leiter. Follow this and additional.

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Lawyers, sociologists, philosophers, politicians, and judges all have answers to that question: In Justice in RobesRonald 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 ij law, that value pluralism misunderstands the nature of moral concepts, that constitutional originalism reflects an dwoorkin 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. Valerie Knowles is an Ottawa writer who has taught history and worked as an archivist. In addition to writing for newspapers, magazines, and federal government justicee, she has published several non-fiction works, including Strangers at Justie Gates: Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy, This is her third book for Dundurn Press.

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In Praise of Theory. Harts Postscript and the Point of Political Philosophy.

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