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Taking Rights Seriously

With a New Appendix, a Response to Critics

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674867116

Publication Date: 11/01/1978

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392 pages

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

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The most important work in jurisprudence since H. L. A. Hart’s The Concept of Law and, from a philosophical point of view at least, the most sophisticated contribution to that subject yet made by an American writer… Dworkin’s essays are brilliantly written… [T]he book is remarkable in its unity and technical assurance.The New York Review of Books

It is a rare treat—important, original philosophy that is also a pleasure to read. Dworkin argues vigorously, imaginatively and elegantly.The Yale Law Review

In a series of beautifully written, mutually supportive essays, Dworkin applies the theory of rights, or his own version of the theory, to the case of judicial decision-making.The New Republic

The most significant book on philosophy of law in this decade and surely one of the more interesting ones of the century.Ethics

Dworkin’s writing launches a frontal attack on the two concepts, utilitarianism and legal positivism, that have dominated Anglo-American jurisprudence in the 20th century… Dworkin’s theories have created shock waves among jurisprudential scholars.Time

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