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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005), American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography.


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Dworkin +‎ -ian


  • Simon P thinks you have Dworkinian inclinations because that seems like the most charitable way to interpret your underlying view and the criticism of Obama that follows from it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Ambiguity, Empathy, and the Role of Judicial Power:

  • One further exegetical point: your theory of what Obama means by “empathy” might be reconciled with your anti-discretion mechanistic positivism/Dworkinian? view.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Ambiguity, Empathy, and the Role of Judicial Power:

  • This is a fairly mechanical view of the law, or, if it allows appeals to moral sources, then it looks like some form of soft positivism or perhaps a Dworkinian theory, where legal sources always supply right answers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Ambiguity, Empathy, and the Role of Judicial Power:

  • So it is hard to see how it lets men off the hook, or fails to acknowledge the Dworkinian relationship between rape and sex.

    Link Farm and Open Thread #11

  • This stuff should be out on grounds of simple professionalism, not some god-damned Dworkinian poetry.

    The Policeman's Blog

  • Dworkinian interpretation, however, seems to have a more abstract and global feel to it, in the sense that it is the social practice of law as a whole (Dworkin 1986, 87-88), including the entire legal history of a given jurisdiction, as well as any data speaking to the point or purpose of legal practice in general, which constitutes the original to be interpreted.

    Interpretation and Coherence in Legal Reasoning

  • In a nutshell, anytime I could see a difference between the originalist result (namely something repugnant to me) and the Dworkinian result (which will necessarily comport with my best moral judgment), I should, for rule of law reasons AND the reasons of skepticism adduced by Prof.


  • That is the superiority of originalism over Dworkinian approaches.


  • He is then far worse off than others, but his bad fortune comes about through his own choice -- hence is not compensable according to Dworkinian equality of resources.


  • On the Dworkinian interpretation, the seamless web of the law is the object of the Herculean enterprise of producing the theory that best fits and justifies the law.

    Legal Theory Blog


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