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Justice for hedgehogs

Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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From the book : "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Value is one big thing. The truth about living well and being good and what is wonderful is not only coherent but mutually supporting : what we think about any one of these must stand up, eventually, to any argument we find compelling about the rest."--Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Dworkin
ISBN: 9780674046719 0674046714 9780674072251 0674072251
OCLC Number: 555658638
Description: xi, 506 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Baedeker --
pt.1. Independence: Truth in morals --
External skepticism --
Morals and causes --
Internal skepticism --
pt.2. Interpretation: Moral responsibility --
Interpretation in general --
Conceptual interpretation --
pt.3. Ethics: Dignity --
Free will and responsibility --
pt.4. Morality: From dignity to morality --
Aid --
Harm --
Obligations --
pt.5. Politics: Political rights and concepts --
Equality --
Liberty --
Democracy --
Law --
Epilogue: Dignity indivisible.
Responsibility: Ronald Dworkin.

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Develops original theories on a variety of issues, including: moral skepticism, literary, artistic, and historical interpretation, free will, ancient moral theory, being good and living well,  Read more...

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The first thing to strike you about this remarkable book is its ambition...In Justice for Hedgehogs all of Dworkin's great talent is on display, the themes overwhelming in their sheer bigness. The Read more...

 
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