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Ronald Dworkin

1931 - 2013

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Ronald Myles Dworkin (; December 11, 1931 – February 14, 2013) was an American philosopher, jurist, and scholar of United States constitutional law. At the time of his death, he was Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. Dworkin had taught previously at Yale Law School and the University of Oxford, where he was the Professor of Jurisprudence, successor to philosopher H.L.A. Hart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronald Dworkin has received more than 810,648 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Ronald Dworkin is the 364th most popular philosopher (down from 349th in 2019), the 1,039th most popular biography from United States (down from 951st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Philosopher.

Ronald Dworkin is most famous for his theory of law as integrity. He argues that the law is a system of principles, and that judges should be faithful to the law by interpreting the law as a coherent whole.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Ronald Dworkin ranks 364 out of 1,081Before him are René Girard, Nachmanides, Uriel da Costa, Macrobius, Alexandre Kojève, and Mulla Sadra. After him are Edward de Bono, Günther Anders, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Archelaus, Johann Georg Hamann, and Moses Hess.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Ronald Dworkin ranks 56Before him are Richard Rorty, Nawal El Saadawi, Jacques Demy, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Stanislav Grof. After him are Ettore Scola, Riccardo Giacconi, Ivan Rebroff, Burton Richter, Arata Isozaki, and Viktor Korchnoi. Among people deceased in 2013, Ronald Dworkin ranks 40Before him are Jovanka Broz, Boris Berezovsky, Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, and Ieng Sary. After him are Jerome Karle, Nagisa Oshima, Jesús Franco, Richard Matheson, Viktor Kulikov, and Lawrence Klein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ronald Dworkin ranks 1,039 out of 18,182Before him are Larry King (1933), Edna Purviance (1895), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), and Sarah Jessica Parker (1965). After him are John McCarthy (1927), Harry Markowitz (1927), Clifford D. Simak (1904), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Gary Sinise (1955), and Melvin Schwartz (1932).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Ronald Dworkin ranks 10Before him are John Searle (1932), Anne Sullivan (1866), Hilary Putnam (1926), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), and Judith Butler (1956). After him are Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Tom Regan (1938), and Murray Bookchin (1921).