Introduction: anti-Archimedeanism Arthur Ripstein; 1. The 'Hart-Dworkin' debate: a short guide for the perplexed Scott J. Shapiro; 2. The rule of law as the rule of liberal principle David Dyzenhaus; 3. Liberty and equality Arthur Ripstein; 4. Rights, responsibilities, and reflections upon the sanctity of life James E. Fleming and Benjamin C. Zipursky; 5. Hercules, Abraham Lincoln, the United States Constitution, and the problem of slavery Sanford Levinson.
Introductory volume to Ronald Dworkin, the influential legal and political philosopher.
Arthur Ripstein is professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto. An associate editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs, he is the author of Equality, Responsibility and the Law and Practical Rationality and Preference.
"This slim but thought-provoking collection of essays on the legal and political and moral philosophy of Ronald Dworkin...is an admirable addition to the literature on one of the pre-eminent philosophers alive today." -Matthew Kramer, Cambridge University, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "...effectively explains Dworkin's philosophy and offers so many avenues for engaging with Dworkin's contributions to the several, great philosophical questions with which he has for so long been concerned." -Joseph R. Reisert, Department of Government, Colby College, Law & Politics Book Review