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Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin

Edited by: Scott Hershovitz

ISBN13: 9780199546145
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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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

Stephen Breyer: Introduction: The International Constitutional Judge
1: Christopher L. Eisgruber: Should Constitutional Judges Be Philosophers?
2: James E. Fleming: The Place of History and Philosophy in the Moral Reading of the American Constitution
3: Rebecca L. Brown: How Constitutional Theory Found its Soul: The Contributions of Ronald Dworkin
4: S. L. Hurley: Coherence, Hypothetical Cases, and Precedent
5: Scott Hershovitz: Integrity and Stare Decisis
6: Dale Smith: The Many Faces of Political Integrity
7: Jeremy Waldron: Did Dworkin Ever Answer the Crits?
8: Stephen Perry: Associative Obligations and the Obligation to Obey the Law
9: John Gardner: Law's Aims in Law's Empire
10: Mark Greenberg: How Facts Make Law
11: Mark Greenberg: Hartian Positivism and Normative Facts: How Facts Make Law II
Ronald Dworkin: Response;