Property Rights : Philosophic Foundations

Routledge (1977)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

_Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations,_ first published in 1977, comprehensively examines the general justifications for systems of private property rights, and discusses with great clarity the major arguments as to the rights and responsibilities of property ownership. In particular, the arguments that hold that there are natural rights derived from first occupancy, labour, utility, liberty and virtue are considered, as are the standard anti-property arguments based on disutility, virtue and inequality, and the belief that justice in distribution must take precedence over private ownership. Lawrence Becker goes on to contend that there are four sound lines of argument for private property that, together with what is sound in the anti-property arguments, must be co-ordinated to form the foundations of a new theory. He therefore expounds a concise but sophisticated theory of property that is relevant to the modern world, and concludes by indicating some of the implications of his theory.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,069

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Right to Private Property.Jeremy Waldron - 1990 - Oxford, GB: Clarendon Press.
Projects and Property.John T. Sanders - 2002 - In David Schmidtz (ed.), Robert Nozick. Cambridge University Press.
A dilemma for libertarianism.Karl Widerquist - 2009 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (1):43-72.
Self-ownership.Peter Vallentyne - 2001 - In Laurence Becker & Charlotte Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition. Garland Publishing.
Original acquisition of private property.L. Wenar - 1998 - Mind 107 (428):799-820.
Intrinsic limitations of property rights.J. M. Elegido - 1995 - Journal of Business Ethics 14 (5):411 - 416.
Locke's Labor Theory of Original Appropriation: Philosophical Significance and Implications.Simeon Wyckliffe Hebert - 1993 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
Property rights and preservationist duties.Robert E. Goodin - 1990 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 33 (4):401 – 432.
Intellectual Property: Theory, Privilege, and Pragmatism.Dr Adam Moore - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 16 (2):191-216.
Corporate property rights.Larry May - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (3):225 - 232.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-05-08

Downloads
261 (#72,326)

6 months
5 (#284,395)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Lawrence C. Becker
University of Chicago

Citations of this work

Democratic legitimacy and economic liberty.John Tomasi - 2012 - Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):50-80.
The Moral Rules of Trash Talking: Morality and Ownership.Stephen Kershnar - 2015 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 9 (3):303-323.
Labor as the Basis for Intellectual Property Rights.Bryan Cwik - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (4):681-695.
Locke, intellectual property rights, and the information commons.Herman T. Tavani - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (2):87-97.

View all 27 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references