Property Rights

Rajshree Chandra

in Knowledge as Property

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780198065579
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080120 | DOI:
Property Rights

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This chapter examines two justificatory theories of private property: self-ownership and utility. It outlines the fundamental principles of these theories as reflected in John Locke's labour theory, Robert Nozick's theory of just entitlements, and Jeremy Bentham's utilitarian theory. These theories are still used in property discourse, either by themselves or in tandem, to legitimate separate property claims.

Keywords: self-ownership; utility; private property; John Locke; labour theory; Robert Nozick; theory of just entitlements; Jeremy Bentham; utilitarian theory

Chapter.  19013 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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