Ronald Dworkin

1931 - 2013

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Ronald Myles Dworkin (; December 11, 1931 – February 14, 2013) was an American legal 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronald Dworkin has received more than 999,236 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ronald Dworkin is the 434th most popular philosopher (down from 360th in 2019), the 1,329th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,039th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American 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, Ronald Dworkin ranks 434 out of 1,267Before him are Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, H. L. A. Hart, Henry Suso, Abul A'la Maududi, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. After him are Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Giles of Rome, Ernest Gellner, Francisco Ferrer, Emmanuel Mounier, and Thomas Cajetan.

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Among people born in 1931, Ronald Dworkin ranks 69Before him are Arata Isozaki, Richard F. Heck, Ike Turner, Rita Moreno, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Hamilton O. Smith. After him are Alfred Brendel, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Caterina Valente, Antonella Lualdi, Don King, and Carroll Baker. Among people deceased in 2013, Ronald Dworkin ranks 57Before him are Chinua Achebe, Viktor Kulikov, Manfred Rommel, Ovadia Yosef, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, and Gyula Horn. After him are Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Pierre Mauroy, Henri Dutilleux, Antoni Ramallets, and J. J. Cale.

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Among people born in United States, Ronald Dworkin ranks 1,329 out of 20,380Before him are Mahalia Jackson (1911), John Grisham (1955), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Mark Ruffalo (1967), J. K. Simmons (1955), and Dr. Dre (1965). After him are William Boeing (1881), Lee de Forest (1873), Jean Tatlock (1914), Raoul Walsh (1887), Eric Roberts (1956), and John Updike (1932).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Ronald Dworkin ranks 9Before him are Robert Nozick (1938), Judith Butler (1956), Anne Sullivan (1866), Richard Rorty (1931), John Searle (1932), and Hilary Putnam (1926). After him are Nelson Goodman (1906), Martha Nussbaum (1947), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Murray Bookchin (1921), and Saul Kripke (1940).