Taking Rights Seriously

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Taking Rights Seriously
Author Ronald Dworkin
Country United States
Language English
Subject Philosophy of law
Publisher Harvard University Press
Publication date
1977
Media type Paperback/Hardcover
Pages xv, 293 p
ISBN 0-674-86710-6
OCLC 2847963
LC Class K240 .D9 1977

Taking Rights Seriously is a landmark book on philosophy of law, first published in 1977, by Ronald Dworkin. It argues against the dominant philosophies of legal positivism, as described by H. L. A. Hart, and utilitarianism by proposing that rights of the individual against the state exist outside of the written law and precede the interest of the majority.

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