Taking Rights Seriously

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Taking Rights Seriously
Taking Rights Seriously.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Ronald Dworkin
Country United States
Language English
Subject Philosophy of law
Publisher Harvard University Press
Publication date
1977
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages xv, 293 p
ISBN 0-674-86710-6
OCLC 2847963
LC Class K240 .D9 1977

Taking Rights Seriously is a 1977 book on philosophy of law by Ronald Dworkin. In this landmark book, Dworkin argues against the dominant philosophy of Anglo-American legal positivism as described by H. L. A. Hart (separate from Continental forms of legal positivism), 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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