Dworkin and His Critics provides an in-depth, analytical discussion of Ronald Dworkin's moral, ethical, legal, and political philosophical writings. As the first text to cover such a wide range of Dworkin's thought, it makes a substantial contribution to a number of ongoing academic debates over abortion, euthanasia, the rule of law, distributive justice, group rights, political obligation, and genetics. Underpinning Dworkin's work are fundamental principles of political morality, discussion of which is a central focus of the book. The 18 contributors include Richard J. Arneson, G. A. Cohen, F. M. Kamm, Will Kymlicka, Philippe van Parijs, Eric Rakowski, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, and Jeremy Waldron. This collection of primarily new essays features substantial replies by Ronald Dworkin and a comprehensive bibliography of his work. Dworkin and His Critics, an interdisciplinary work, is indispensable for students, instructors, and scholars in the fields of philosophy, law, and politics.
"Dworkin and His Critics assembles contributions from a simply stellar cast of moral, political, and legal philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Taken together, their essays probe and illuminate virtually every salient aspect of Dworkin's writings on issues in the domain of legal and political morality. With Dworkin's replies, this collection is essential reading for anyone wishing to come to grips with the work of one of the leading thinkers of our time."
Hillel Steiner, University of Manchester
?This is a terrific collection. Dworkin?s work has been hugely influential across a wide range of issues in moral, legal and political philosophy. Here that work is interrogated by a quite outstanding cast of critics, and Dworkin replies. For once, ?indispensable? seems about right.?
Adam Swift, Oxford University
"In this collection we see why Ronald Dworkin is the most important theorist of Anglo-American jurisprudence in this era: not only his clarity and vision but his unique ability to stimulate thoughtful and imaginative commentary. This is the rare collection worth reading for the whole as well as its parts."
Philip Bobbitt, The University of Texas
1. Expensive Taste Rides Again: G. A. Cohen, Oxford University.
2. Talent, Slavery and Envy: Miriam Cohen Christofidis, Philosophy at University College London.
3. Equality of Resources Versus Undominated Diversity: Philippe Van Parijs, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).
4. Liberty, Equality, Envy, and Abstraction: Michael Otsuka, University College London.
5. Cracked Foundations of Liberal Equality: Richard J. Arneson, University of California, San Diego.
6. A Puzzle about Ethics, Justice and the Sacred: Matthew Clayton, University of Warwick.
7. Dworkin on Freedom and Culture: Will Kymlicka, Queen's University.
8. Justice In Health Care: Can Dworkin Justify Universal Access?: Lesley A. Jacobs, York University.
9. Equality of Resources and Procreative Justice: Paula Casal, Keele University and Andrew Williams, University of Reading.
10. Morality and the ?New Genetics?: Justine Burley, Oxford University.
11. Autonomy, Beneficence and the Permanently Demented: Seana Valentine Shiffrin, University of California, Los Angeles.
12. Ronald Dworkin?s Views on Abortion and Assisted Suicide: F. M. Kamm, New York University.
13. Reverence for Life and the Limits of State Power: Eric Rakowski, University of California at Berkeley.
14. Associative Obligations and the State: Leslie Green, York University.
15. Speaking with One Voice: On Dworkinian Integrity and Coherence: Joseph Raz, Oxford University.
16. Integrity: Justice in Workclothes: Gerald J. Postema, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
17. The Rule of Law as a Theater of Debate: Jeremy Waldron, Columbia University.
18. Ronald Dworkin Replies.
Major Works By and About Ronald Dworkin.
Series: Philosophers and their Critics
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.13 x 19.31 x 2.92
Edition Number: 1