Andrea Dworkin

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  • Feminist Perspective On Pornography

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    seem to do so. Andrea Dworkin and Catharine A. Mackinnon(Feminist Perspectives), are just two of the women that have stood up against pornography. There are a plethora of feminist see pornography as a way to keep women oppressed and subjected to man. Almost as if porn is taking women in a step backwards.Mackinnon believes porn is an act of sexual violence (McElroy) and Dworkin sees it as sexist and a “deliberate means of subordinating women to men” (Feminist Perspectives). Dworkin and Mackinnon collectively

  • The Intervention of the Judicial System in Violence Against Women

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    incidents but may protect the lives of those who wish to be protected. Although there are exceptions to every rule, depending on the type of porn and in what manner it is presented or acted out determines how violent it is perceived. According to Andrea Dworkin, ?Words alone, words and pictures, moving or still, creates systematic harm to women in the form of discrimination and physical hurt.? Although this may be true there are some women who have actually chosen this profession for pleasure and enjoy

  • Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address

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    The Struggle of Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address     "Woman is not born," feminist Andrea Dworkin wrote. "She is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so." Dworkin’s quote relates to women throughout history who have been forced to conform. Although women can be regarded highly in society, representing

  • The Importance Of Pornography

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    and misogynistic, and even at its most harmful, is political speech that aims to express certain views about the good life, 2 aims to persuade its consumers of a certain political point of view—and to some extent succeeds in persuading them. Ronald Dworkin suggests that the pornographer contributes to the ‘moral environment, by expressing his political or social convictions or tastes or prejudices informally’, that pornography ‘seeks to deliver’ a ‘message’ , that it reflects the ‘opinion’ that ‘women

  • Once Upon A Time By Andrea Dworkin

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    In Andrea Dworkin’s article Once upon a time she argues how fairy tales show that women are weak and men are superior for they are always portrayed as the heroic ones in the story. Men don't like it when women are stronger than them because it emasculates them, debilitating the power and control they have over a woman. For instance in “ The Mother as a Figure of Terror” it states: “ A year later, the king married again.His new wife was beautiful, greedy, and proud. She was in fact,

  • The Principle Of The Distributive View Of Equality

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    (2-Dworkin) Ronald Dworkin is a luck egalitarian, and he endorses the distributive view of equality. In his article, What is Equality? Part 2: Equality of Resources, he differentiates the brute luck and option luck, and this distinction is influential in the later development of luck egalitarianism. In this paper, I will examine Dworkin’s distinction between option luck and brute luck, also I will bring up Vallentyne’s argument which is against Dworkin’s distinction. Lastly, I will raise an example

  • Hart's Theory Essay

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    Hart's Theory When Hart began forming his legal theory a dominant view in legal theory literature was that law is best understood as the command of a sovereign to its subjects. The 'command' theory most actively propounded by, and identified with Austin, explained law as a matter of commands by a sovereign who is habitually obeyed by others, but who does not habitually obey others. There are regular patterns of obedience to these commands, and legal obligations exist

  • Raz Relation Between Law And Morality

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    relevancy to our understanding of the law. The relation of the analysis with the there theses is examined. In the last section the connection between law and morality is used to criticize the Coherence Thesis and Incorporation Thesis, supported by Dworkin and H.L.A. Hart respectively. He ends the essay with observations about the relation between legal theory, law and morality. Raz defends the

  • PHL 612: Philosophy of Law

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    RYERSON UNIVERSITY Department of Philosophy Course No. PHL 612: Philosophy of Law Winter 2014 SECTION ONE (011) Instructor(s): Alex Wellington Office: Room 428, Jorgenson Hall* Phone: 979-5000 ext. 4057 (E-mail address)**: OR Office Hours Posted: Wednesdays at 2:10 pm, By Appointment Wednesdays at 3:10 pm and at 4:10 pm, Drop In Time Thursdays at 3:10 pm, By Appointment *Other times may be available by appointment Website:

  • “What Are the Major Strengths and Weakness of Dworkin’s Theory of Law as Compared to a Positivist or Natural Law Perspective?” Discuss.

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    had long been considered dead and buried. Perhaps most notoriously, Dworkin combated the positivist theory of his former teacher and predecessor as Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University, H.L.A. Hart. When comparing the two, it is apparent that Dworkin and Hart disagree on a plethora of issues, however there exist several