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New Essays in the Legal and Political Theory of Property : Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law - Stephen R. Munzer

New Essays in the Legal and Political Theory of Property

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law

By: Stephen R. Munzer (Editor)

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Published: 18th June 2001
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There has always been much controversy surrounding property rights in legal and political philosophy. Thinkers such as Plato, Locke, Kant, Hegel and Marx have all offered different views on the idea of property. This collection of new essays, written by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, examines the most central issues of property theory from a variety of perspectives. The essays discuss whether property may be dissipated or used imprudently with impunity, and analyze how a person's property should be distributed after death. They survey the current economic landscape of intellectual property and show that Locke's celebrated justification for private property falters when it comes to copyrights and patents. They also demonstrate how important it is that institutions of property be carefully justified. The variety and originality of these essays are evidence that the theory of property is now one of the most exciting areas of intellectual inquiry in the humanities and social sciences.

"This is an outstanding collection... Each essay is admirably ambitious and clearly argued. ...this book should inspire us to renewed theoretical vigour." Canadian Journal of Political Science

Contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
Property, honesty and normative resilience
Property as social relations
Must we have the right to waste?
Inheritance and the justice tribunal
Lockean arguments for private intellectual property
Theories of intellectual property
Table of cases
Index of names
Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521640015
ISBN-10: 0521640016
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 18th June 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34