Property, Persons, Boundaries: The Argument from Other-Ownership

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Title Property, Persons, Boundaries: The Argument from Other-Ownership
Author Breakey, Hugh Edmond
Journal Name Social Theory and Practice: an international and interdisciplinary journal of social philosophy
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Florida, US.
Publisher Florida State University Department of Philosophy
Abstract Should one individual have, prior to any consent, property rights in another person? Libertarians answer that they should not – and that this commitment requires rejecting all positive duties. Liberal-egalitarians largely agree with the libertarian’s answer to the question, but deny the corollary they draw from it, arguing that egalitarian regimes do not require other-ownership. Drawing on recent property theory I argue both sides are mistaken, and that a prohibition on other-ownership guides us towards a middling political position, both allowing and constraining our positive duties and liabilities to others.
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Volume 37
Issue Number 2
Page from 189
Page to 210
ISSN 0037-802X
Date Accessioned 2012-02-23
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Ethical Theory
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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