Man and Matter: How the Former Gains Ownership of the Latter
Libertarian Papers. 4 (1): 73-118
40 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2013
Date Written: February 6, 2012
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
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