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In his long awaited book, Taking Rights Seriously, Ronald Dworkin offers a collection of some of his most interesting and well known essays on the theory of law. Certain familiar pieces have been revised and others retitled; only two of the pieces have not previously appeared in print. Dworkin's purpose was to blend the essays as "chapters" in a cohesive work, and his efforts were surprisingly successful. Nevertheless, the pieces may be read with profit independently and in any order since the first essays generally do not anticipate arguments developed later in the book.

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