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Dworkin and His Critics

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ISBN13: 9780631197652
ISBN: 0631197656
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Hardback
Price: £98.95

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Dworkin and His Critics provides an in-depth, analytical discussion of Ronald Dworkin's moral, ethical, legal, and political philosophical writings. As the first text to cover such a wide range of Dworkin's thought, it makes a substantial contribution to a number of ongoing academic debates over abortion, euthanasia, the rule of law, distributive justice, group rights, political obligation, and genetics. Underpinning Dworkin's work are fundamental principles of political morality, discussion of which is a central focus of the book. The 18 contributors include Richard J. Arneson, G. A. Cohen, F. M. Kamm, Will Kymlicka, Philippe van Parijs, Eric Rakowski, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, and Jeremy Waldron. This collection of primarily new essays features substantial replies by Ronald Dworkin and a comprehensive bibliography of his work. Dworkin and His Critics, an interdisciplinary work, is indispensable for students, instructors, and scholars in the fields of philosophy, law, and politics.

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Expensive Taste Rides Again: G. A. Cohen, Oxford University2. Talent, Slavery and Envy: Miriam Cohen Christofidis, Philosophy at University College London3. Equality of Resources Versus Undominated Diversity: Philippe Van Parijs, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)4. Liberty, Equality, Envy, and Abstraction: Michael Otsuka, University College London5. Cracked Foundations of Liberal Equality: Richard J. Arneson, University of California, San Diego6. A Puzzle about Ethics, Justice and the Sacred: Matthew Clayton, University of Warwick7. Dworkin on Freedom and Culture: Will Kymlicka, Queen's University8. Justice In Health Care: Can Dworkin Justify Universal Access?: Lesley A. Jacobs, York University9. Equality of Resources and Procreative Justice: Paula Casal, Keele University and Andrew Williams, University of Reading10. Morality and the 'New Genetics': Justine Burley, Oxford University11. Autonomy, Beneficence and the Permanently Demented: Seana Valentine Shiffrin, University of California, Los Angeles12. Ronald Dworkin's Views on Abortion and Assisted Suicide: F. M. Kamm, New York University13. Reverence for Life and the Limits of State Power: Eric Rakowski, University of California at Berkeley14. Associative Obligations and the State: Leslie Green, York University15. Speaking with One Voice: On Dworkinian Integrity and Coherence: Joseph Raz, Oxford University16. Integrity: Justice in Workclothes: Gerald J. Postema, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill17. The Rule of Law as a Theater of Debate: Jeremy Waldron, Columbia University18. Ronald Dworkin RepliesMajor Works By and About Ronald DworkinIndex