The Right to Private Property

The Right to Private Property

by Jeremy Waldron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198239378

ISBN-13: 9780198239376

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Presenting a comprehensive, critical examination of the claim that private property is one of the fundamental rights of humankind, Waldron here contrasts two types of arguments about rights: those based on historical entitlement, and those based on the importance of property for freedom. He illustrates this contrast with a detailed discussion of the theories of

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Presenting a comprehensive, critical examination of the claim that private property is one of the fundamental rights of humankind, Waldron here contrasts two types of arguments about rights: those based on historical entitlement, and those based on the importance of property for freedom. He illustrates this contrast with a detailed discussion of the theories of property found in Locke's Second Treatise and Hegel's Philosophy of Rights, and offers original analyses of the concept of ownership, the idea of rights, and the relation between property and equality, finding that traditional arguments about property yield some surprisingly radical conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198239376
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.14(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

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