"Ronald Dworkin, [was] a legal philosopher and public intellectual of bracingly liberal views who insisted that morality is the touchstone of constitutional interpretation ... Professor Dworkin was “the primary legal philosopher of his generation,” said Judge Guido Calabresi, a former dean of Yale Law School who now sits on the federal appeals court in New York. He was also one of the most closely read as a mainstay of The New York Review of Books, to which he contributed articles for…
Before he died on February 14, Ronald Dworkin sent to The New York Review a text of his new book, Religion Without God, to be published by Harvard University Press later this year. We publish here an excerpt from the first chapter. —The Editors
Ronald Dworkin: 'We have a responsibility to live well'
Ronald Dworkin: 'We have a responsibility to live well' One of the greatest legal and moral philosophers of the postwar era, Ronald Dworkin argues in his new book, Justice for Hedgehogs, that there are absolute moral values – and that they are built on dignity and self-respect.