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Property and justice, a liberal theory of natural rights, Billy Christmas

"This book gives an account of a full spectrum of property rights and their relationship to individual liberty. It shows that a purely deontological approach to justice can deal with the most complex questions regarding the property system. Moreover, the author considers the economic, ecological, and technological complexities of our-real world property systems. The result is a more conceptually sound account of natural rights and property rights. If we think that liberty should be at the centre of justice, what does that mean for the property system? Economists and lawyers widely agree that a property system must be composed of many different types of property: the kind of private ownership one has over one's person and immediate possessions, as well as the kinds of common ownership we each have in our local streets, as well as many more. However, theories of property and justice have not given anything approaching an adequate account of the relationship between liberty and any other form of property other than private ownership. It is often thought that a basic commitment to liberty cannot really tell us how to arrange the major complexities of the property system that diverge from simple private ownership. Property and Justice demonstrates how philosophical rigour coupled with interdisciplinary engagement enables us think clearly about how to deal with real world problems. It will be of interest to political philosophers, political theorists, and legal theorists working on property rights and justice"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- The form of justice -- The substance of justice -- Original acquisition -- The commons -- Limits to appropriation -- Against the proviso -- Intentions and conventions -- Conclusion : natural rights and liberal politics
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (197 pages)
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Form Of Item

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