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Dworkin, Ronald (1931–2013)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-T059-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Ronald Dworkin’s early, highly controversial, thesis that there are right answers in hard cases in law, coupled with his attack on the idea that law is simply a system of rules, gained him a prominent and distinct place in the anti-positivist strand of legal theory. He has developed and enriched his earlier insights by tying his notion of law-as-interpretation to the ideals of community and equality. Dworkin is an influential representative of liberal thought, who combines clear and analytical thinking with political involvement expressed in decisive and timely interventions in many of the important political debates of our time.

Citing this article:
Christodoulidis, Emilios A.. Dworkin, Ronald (1931–2013), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-T059-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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