This book reflects on the nature of the law, its given authority, its application in a democracy, the prominent role of interpretation in judgement, and the relations of lawmakers and lawgivers to the community on whose behalf they pronounce. For the community, this book provides an introduction to the place of the law in our lives.
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"Law's Empire" is a challenging, important, and richly textured work of legal philosophy written in the vivid and commanding style that Dworkin's readers have come to expect...ÝIt offers both a conception of law that explains what our law is and an underlying political theory that explains why we should conceive of our law in that way...Dworkin seeks, ultimately, nothing less than a kind of unified field theory of moral justification: a theory that would unite--or at least connect--personal morality, legal justification, and political legitimacy. -- Silas Wasserstrom "Georgetown Law Journal"About the Author:
Ronald Dworkin is the Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College,London. He was formerly Professor of Jurisprudence at University College, Oxford, and he remains Professor at New York University.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6860281