Legal philosopher and public intellectual died yesterday: February 14, 2013. He was 81.
It's fitting that leading U.K. – the Guardian – and U.S. – the N.Y. Times – obituaries present different pictures of him, even to the extent of seemingly disagreeing on which of his books and other writing was the most important and on his significance in the world of legal and moral philosophy.
For example, the central paragraphs about his legal philosophy in the Guardian's obituary are:
His books were immensely influential, especially in US law schools. He published many articles both in technical law journals and
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