The right to private property

Jeremy Waldron

Can the right to private property be claimed as one of the 'rights of mankind'? This is the central question of this comprehensive and critical examination of the subject of private property. Jeremy Waldron contrasts two types of arguments about rights: those based on historical entitlement, and those based on the importance of property to freedom. He provides a detailed discussion of the theories of property found in Locke's Second Treatise and Hegel's Philosophy of Right to illustrate this contrast. The book contains original analyses of the concept of ownership, the ideas of rights, and the relation between property and equality. The author's overriding determination throughout is to follow through the arguments and values used to justify private ownership. He finds that the traditional arguments about property yield some surprisingly radical conclusions.

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  • Part 1: The Framework: Introduction
  • What is private property?
  • Right-based arguments
  • Special rights and general rights
  • Part II: The arguments: Arguing for property
  • Locke's discussion of property
  • Historical entitlement: some difficulties
  • General-right-based arguments for private property
  • The Proudhon Strategy
  • Hegel's discussion of property
  • Self-ownership and the opportunity to appropriate
  • Property for all
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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書名 The right to private property
著作者等 Waldron, Jeremy
シリーズ名 Clarendon paperbacks
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1990, c1988
ページ数 viii, 470 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0198239378
NCID BA11357368
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス