Man and Matter: How the Former Gains Ownership of the Latter

Libertarian Papers. 4 (1): 73-118

40 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2013

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Per L. Bylund

School of Entrepreneurship; Ratio Institute; Ludwig von Mises Institute

Date Written: February 6, 2012

Abstract

This paper develops, from the starting point of a holistic view of self-ownership as "being," a novel theory of property. I target acquisition of landed property, in contrast to the Lockean theory of absolute property and the theory of property as possession, and derive its legitimacy from self-ownership. The drafted theory avoids or solves the greatest shortcomings of aforementioned theories, and provides a logically stringent defense of property as use-right.

Keywords: private property, ownership

Suggested Citation

Bylund, Per L., Man and Matter: How the Former Gains Ownership of the Latter (February 6, 2012). Libertarian Papers. 4 (1): 73-118, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2311226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2311226

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