Law?s Empire (Fontana master guides)

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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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Refreshing and rewarding... Law's Empire is Dworkin's framework for the analysis of critical issues in law; and such are the elegance and power of the book that one who has read it may find it hard to return patiently to the stale and shallow categories...in which so much argument about the role of judges is nowadays conducted.

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...[It 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.

Ronald Dworkin is America's leading legal philosopher...["Law's Empire" bears] testimony to his eminence, evidencing his analytical ingenuity, powerful imagination, and elegant conceptualization. No subject ever seems quite the same after one has read Dworkin's treatment of it.

Refreshing and rewarding..."Law's Empire" is Dworkin's framework for the analysis of critical issues in law; and such are the elegance and power of the book that one who has read it may find it hard to return patiently to the stale and shallow categories...in which so much argument about the role of judges is nowadays conducted.--Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. "Washington Post Book World "

Rich and multi-layered...The first sustained, full-length treatment of [Dworkin's] general theory of law...It is an ambitious book, and it does not disappoint the expectations appropriate to a major work by an important thinker. Dworkin has developed a complex and powerful system of ideas, and they are expounded here with the clarity and elegance to which his readers are by now accustomed.--Thomas Nagel "London Review of Books "

Rich and multi-layered... The first sustained, full-length treatment of [Dworkin's] general theory of law... It is an ambitious book, and it does not disappoint the expectations appropriate to a major work by an important thinker. Dworkin has developed a complex and powerful system of ideas, and they are expounded here with the clarity and elegance to which his readers are by now accustomed.--Thomas Nagel "London Review of Books "

Refreshing and rewarding... "Law's Empire" is Dworkin's framework for the analysis of critical issues in law; and such are the elegance and power of the book that one who has read it may find it hard to return patiently to the stale and shallow categories...in which so much argument about the role of judges is nowadays conducted.--Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. "Washington Post Book World "

Rich and multi-layered The first sustained, full-length treatment of [Dworkin's] general theory of law It is an ambitious book, and it does not disappoint the expectations appropriate to a major work by an important thinker. Dworkin has developed a complex and powerful system of ideas, and they are expounded here with the clarity and elegance to which his readers are by now accustomed.--Thomas Nagel "London Review of Books ""

Refreshing and rewarding "Law's Empire" is Dworkin's framework for the analysis of critical issues in law; and such are the elegance and power of the book that one who has read it may find it hard to return patiently to the stale and shallow categories in which so much argument about the role of judges is nowadays conducted.--Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. "Washington Post Book World ""

"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 [It 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 ""

Refreshing and rewarding... Law's Empire is Dworkin's framework for the analysis of critical issues in law; and such are the elegance and power of the book that one who has read it may find it hard to return patiently to the stale and shallow categories...in which so much argument about the role of judges is nowadays conducted.--Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. "Washington Post Book World "

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... [It 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 "

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'Ronald Dworkin is America's leading legal philosopher . . . testimony to his eminence, evidencing his analytical ingenuity, powerful imagination, and elegant concepualization. No subject ever seems quite the same after one has read Dworkin's treatment of it.'--London Review of Books

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