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Abuse of Rights, Abuse of People

Gijs van Donselaar

in The Right to Exploit

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195140392
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871483 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140392.003.0001
Abuse of Rights, Abuse of People

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This chapter begins with a description of the case of Mr. Pickles, who in 1895 was allowed by the Judges of the House of Lords to get away with a vicious trick he had played on the community of Bradford, England. The year before, Pickles had deliberately diverted the course of a stream that was flowing through his land so that it no longer supplied the municipal water reservoir. The main arguments of the book are then presented. This is followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords: marketable nuisance; economic relations; justice; parasitism

Chapter.  5863 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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