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Ronald Dworkin, RIP

One of the great thinkers of our time, Ronald Dworkin, has passed away.

R.I.P.

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    I wanted something to do some (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 01:09:33 PM EST
    focused reading on.  Considering the debates of our times, he would seem to be a good place to start.

    Interesting (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by bocajeff on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 04:34:19 PM EST
    "The dominant voice you hear," Professor Dworkin said, "is about justice and injustice and what a decent society will tolerate and what it won't."

    While I would go a little further in saying that a government has little right in determining morality, isn't it up to the legislators to write more tolerant laws rather than judges finding the morality in them?

    Sounds like an amazing gentleman and your post will lead to further readings. thank you

    Whether you agree with him or not (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:39:02 PM EST
    And I often disagreed, he was simply brilliant.

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    BTD: 'Hope this isn't too far afield (none / 0) (#4)
    by christinep on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:56:38 PM EST
    But: Do you happen to know if the late Ronald Dworkin is related (brother or other relative) to the former Indiana University law professor, Roger Dworkin.  The IU prof taught 39 years--subjects ranging from Torts to Ethics/Bio-medical Ethics--and has authored a number of publications related especially to genetic-related & other ethical considerations, and the "limits" of law.  

    Why do I want to know?  Way back--when I studied at IU--professor Roger Dworkin was still in his early teaching days, and was quite well regarded then. A classmate TA'd for him, etc.  In any event, it is intriguing to see two Dworkins choosing the path of ethical studies.

    Yessiree...Ronald Dworkin was impressive.

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    Was Roger Dworkin from Providence? (none / 0) (#5)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 06:10:09 PM EST
    That's where Ronald Dworkin grew up.

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