Philosophy of Law Essay
5 pages (1250 words)
According to Dworkin, two are the factors most influencing policy makers and judges when having to establish or interpret, accordingly, legal texts: rules and principles. These two concepts are not identical, despite their similarities. Principles, as explained by Dworkin, ‘are related to the rights citizens have in a society’ (Raitio 292); from this point of view, principles can be characterized as ‘relative and not objective’ (Raitio 294), in opposition with rules which need to be objective and standardized as of their content.