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A Matter of Principle

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$50.50 • £40.95 • €45.50

ISBN 9780674554610

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

Short

448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

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A philosophical feast of nineteen essays touching on a broad range of topics… The great merit of these essays is that they are not only of profound interest to the professional philosopher and the academic lawyer, they are also accessible to readers without knowledge of law, philosophy, or Mr. Dworkin.The New York Times Book Review

Dworkin not only discusses jurisprudential issues…but also provides the reader with examples of how Dworkinian analysis can provide answers to some of the difficult questions which are currently perplexing western democracies. The range is wide. Can affirmative action programmes in relation to racial discrimination be justified? Should the state subsidize the arts? Has a person a right to pornography? At a time when liberal values are under attack from both the Marxist left and the neoconservative right, this book is a refreshing—and convincing—defence of liberal thought.The Times Higher Education Supplement

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