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: Jurisprudence

Topic: JurisprudenceOrder DescriptionQuestion: What is the semantic sting? Is it fatal, as Dworkin alleges, to semantic theories of law?Word limit: 3,000 words not including bibliography and not including footnotes. Footnotes must contain only citations and not text. Oxford style.Recommended referencing :Ronald Dworkin, Law’s Empire (Oxford: Hart, 1998)Penner, Schiff and Nobles eds Jurisprudence and Legal Theory: Commentary and Materials , Chapter 10(London, Butterworths, 2002)Ronald Dworkin Social Rules (Models of Rules II) (81 Yale. L.J. 855 1971-1972)Ronald Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously (London: Bloomsbury, 1997)Ronald Dworkin, A Matter of Principle (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985)Ronald Dworkin Justice in Robes (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006)Robert Alexy, The Argument from Injustice: A Reply to Legal Positivism (Oxford: OUP, 2002)Justine Burley ed. Dworkin and his Critics: with replies by Dworkin (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004)Emilios Christodoulidis, ‘“End of History” Jurisprudence: Dworkin in South Africa’ (2004) Acta Juridica 64Marshall Cohen ed Ronald Dworkin and Contemporary Jurisprudence (London: Duckworth, 1983)David Dyzenhaus, Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems, 2nd ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2010)R Fallon ‘In memoriam: Ronald Dworkin’ 127 Harvard Law Review 489 (2013)J Finnis ‘On Reason and Authority in Law’s Empire’ 6 Law and Philosophy 357 (1987)Stephen Guest Ronald Dworkin (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, 2013)Alan Hunt ed. Reading Dworkin Critically (New York: Berg, 1992)Sheldon Leader ‘Impartiality, Bias, and the Judiciary’ in Hunt ed aboveBrian Leiter ‘The End of Empire: Dworkin and Twenty-first Century Jurisprudence’ 36 Rutgers Law Rev. (2004) 165JL Mackie ‘The Third Theory of Law’ Philosophy & Public Affairs 7:1, (1977)J Raz ‘Dworkin: a New Link in the Chain’ 74 California Law Review 1103 (1986)Arthur Ripstein, Ronald Dworkin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)Raymond Wacks, ‘Judges and Injustice’ (1984) 101 South African Law Journal 266