Ronald Dworkin, Legal Philosopher, Dies at 81

American constitutional law scholar and philosopher Ronald Dworkin (December 11, 1931 – February 14, 2013) has died at the age of 81.  Dworkin is best known for his works:

  • A Matter of Principle – a discussion of the interplay of urgent political issues and hotly debated questions of moral philosophy.
  • Law’s Empire – how the Anglo-American legal system works and on what principles it is grounded.
  • Justice for Hedgehogs – The fox knows many things, the Greeks said, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.  Dworkin argues that value in all its forms is one big thing: that what truth is, life means, morality requires, and justice demands are different aspects of the same large question.

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