NYU's Ronald Dworkin to Deliver Public Lecture, "Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?" Nov. 13

New York University’s Ronald Dworkin, considered by many to be the most influential figure in contemporary Anglo-American legal theory, will deliver a public lecture, “Can We Disagree About Law or Morals?” on Tues., Nov. 13, 5 p.m., at NYU’s Eiser and Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, 4th Fl. [at LaGuardia Place]). (Subways: A B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th street). The event marks the launch of the New York Institute of Philosophy, a research center at NYU devoted, in part, to philosophical scholarship on themes of importance to ordinary life.

Dworkin, the Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU’s School of Law and a professor in NYU’s Department of Philosophy, is best known for his work Law’s Empire (1986), in which he asserts judges must interpret—rather than simply apply—past legal decisions, resulting in a general theory of what interpretation is and why one interpretation is better than others. Dworkin has been at NYU’s School of Law since 1975.

The lecture will be followed by commentary from 500

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