David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12 (2):10-16 (2005)
My aim in this paper is to describe some of John Stuart Mill’s views about property rights in land and some implications he drew for public policy. While Mill defends private ownership of land, he emphasizes the ways in which ownership of land is an anomaly that does not fit neatly into the usual views about private ownership. While most of MiII’s discussion assumes the importance of maximizing the productivity of land, he anticipates contemporary environmentalists by also expressing concerns about excessive exploitation of land for productive use. I extrapolate from these remarks to suggest changes that Mill might have favored regarding ownership rights ina world in which people aimed to decrease productivity. And, I suggest, it is a virtue of utilitarianism that it so readily supports changes in important principles when circumstances change significantly
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette (1988). Agriculture, Ethics, and Restrictions on Property Rights. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 1 (1):21-40.
Lotsmart Fonjong, Irene Fokum Sama-Lang & Lawrence Fon Fombe (2012). Implications of Customary Practices on Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership in Cameroon. Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (3):260-274.
Dale E. Miller (2003). Mill's `Socialism'. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2 (2):213-238.
John Stuart Mill (2009). Utilitarianism. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
John Stuart Mill (1961). The Philosophy of John Stuart Mill: Ethical, Political, and Religious. New York, Modern Library.
John Stuart Mill, J. M. Robson Editor of Text, Introduction by F. E. L. Priestley & D. P. Dryer Essay on Mill'S. Utilitatrianism (2006). Essays on Ethics, Religion and Society. In , The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill. Liberty Fund.
Peter Vallentyne (2001). Self-Ownership. In Laurence Becker & Charlotte Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition. Garland Publishing.
Philip Schofield (1995). John Stuart Mill, Indexes to the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Ed. Jean O'Grady with John M. Robson (The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Vol. Xxxiii), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1991, Pp. Xxx + 690. [REVIEW] Utilitas 7 (01):165-.
John Stuart Mill (1962). Utilitarianism. Cleveland, World Pub. Co..
David R. Lea (1993). Melanesian Axiology, Communal Land Tenure, and the Prospect of Sustainable Development Within Papua New Guinea. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 6 (1):89-101.
Elisabeth A. Lloyd (1997). Feyerabend, Mill, and Pluralism. Philosophy of Science 64 (4):407.
Colin Heydt, Mill, John Stuart — A. Overview. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
John Stuart Mill (1963). The Six Great Humanistic Essays of John Stuart Mill. New York, Washington Square Press.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads9 ( #165,736 of 1,102,037 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #128,871 of 1,102,037 )
How can I increase my downloads?