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Dworkin

Dworkin

Dworkin, Ronald, 1931-, American legal philosopher. b. Worcester, Mass. A professor at Yale University Law School (1962-69) and then professor of philosophy and jurisprudence in a joint appointment with New York Univ. and Oxford (1969-), Dworkin's work such as Taking Rights Seriously (1977) rejects the positivist conceptions of law prevalent among legal realists and posits that rights are premised upon a comprehensive set of moral precepts that make individual rights comprehensible. A frequent commentator on constitutional questions, Dworkin criticized as unworkable Robert Bork's notion of basing contemporary jurisprudence on the "original intent" of the authors of the constitution. His other works include A Matter of Principle (1985), Law's Empire (1986), Life's Dominion (1993), and Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution (1996).
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