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Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin

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Edited by: Scott Hershovitz

ISBN13: 9780199274352
ISBN: 0199274355
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Price on Application
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199546145

Exploring Law's Empire is a collection of essays by leading legal theorists and philosophers who have been invited to develop, defend, or critique Ronald Dworkin's controversial and exciting jurisprudence. The volume explores Dworkin's critique of legal positivism, his theory of law as integrity, and his writings on constitutional jurisprudence.

Each essay is a cutting-edge contribution to its field of inquiry, the highlights of which include an introduction by Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court, and a concluding essay by Dworkin himself. This final chapter responds to the preceding essays and lays out Dworkin's own vision for the future of jurisprdence over the coming years.

  • Includes a contribution from Dworkin himself, in which he restates his position and responds to the preceding essays
  • Expert contributors, cutting edge in their fields of inquiry
  • Comprehensive coverage, therefore suitable as a companion volume to Dworkin's main works

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1. Introduction , Scott Hershovitz
1. Thick and Thin Concepts of Law , John Gardner and Elisa Holmes
2. How Facts Make Law , Mark Greenberg
3. Philosophy Inside Out , Nicos Stavropoulos
3 Integrity and Equality in Law
4. Equality and Integrity , Stephen Perry
5. Conceptions of the Rule of Law in Dworkin's Jurisprudence , Jeremy Waldron
6. Checkerboard Solutions , Dale Smith
7. Philosophy/Legal History , Jurgen Habermas
4 Constitutional Law and Legal Reasoning
8. What's Moral about Dworkin's Moral Reading? , Chris Eisgruber
9. Importing Philosophy into the Constitution , Rebecca Brown
10. Wrong Again: The Principle of Stare Decisis , Scott Hershovitz;
11. The Role of Hypothetical Cases in Legal Reasoning , Susan Hurley
5 Response and Agenda for the Future , Ronald Dworkin