The Moral Reading of the American Constitution
By (author) Ronald M. Dworkin
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Freedom's Law by Ronald M. Dworkin
Book DescriptionWritten by the world's best-known political and legal theorist, Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution is a collection of essays that discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography, and free speech. Professor Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments. He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His 'moral reading therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law. The various chapters of this book were originally published separately and are now drawn together to provide the reader with a rich, full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198265573
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ronald M. Dworkin
Religion without God, Hardback (October 2013)
Addresses questions such as: What is religion and what is God's place in it? What are death and immortality?
Justice for Hedgehogs, Paperback (February 2013)
The fox knows many things, the Greeks said, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. In this title, the author argues that value in all its forms is one big thing: that what truth is, life means, morality requires, and justice demands are different aspects of the same large question.
Is Democracy Possible Here?, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Ronald M. Dworkin
Politics in America are polarized and trivialized. This title identifies and defends core principles of personal and political morality that various citizens can share. It shows that recognizing such shared principles can make substantial political argument possible and help replace contempt with mutual respect.
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Author Biography - Ronald M. Dworkin
Ronald Dworkin divides his time between Oxford and New York. He lives in London from January to June and in New York from October to December each year. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Yale Universities and has taught in all leading universities in the US as a visiting professor. His books have been translated into eleven languages.
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