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Property and human flourishing

Author: Gregory S Alexander
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many people assume that what morally justifies private ownership of property is either individual freedom or social welfare, defined in terms of maximizing personal preference-satisfaction. This book offers an alternative way of understanding the moral underpinnings of private ownership of property."--Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory S Alexander
ISBN: 9780190860745 019086074X
OCLC Number: 1002419180
Description: xxv, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Flourishing and welfare --
Ownership and obligations --
Community and communities --
Intergenerational communities --
The complexities of land reparations --
The right to exclude --
Expropriations and eminent domain --
Of buildings, art, and sperm: the right to destroy and the duty to preserve --
Race and property --
Homelessness and other systemic housing problems.
Responsibility: Gregory S. Alexander.

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"Many people assume that what morally justifies private ownership of property is either individual freedom or social welfare, defined in terms of maximizing personal preference-satisfaction. This book offers an alternative way of understanding the moral underpinnings of private ownership of property."--Book jacket.

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A nuanced and entirely new theory of property that reconciles individual autonomy and community. Professor Alexander shows that property exists to promote human flourishing, and that is why - and how Read more...

 
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