Chapter

Right-Based Arguments

Jeremy Waldron

in The Right to Private Property

Published in print November 1990 | ISBN: 9780198239376
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679902 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Right-Based Arguments

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Private property is a possible solution to the problem of allocation. To argue for private property is to indicate reasons for adopting a solution of this type rather than any of the others (such as common property or collective property) that may be suggested. This chapter discusses ‘right-based arguments’. It provides a framework which distinguishes right-based arguments from other arguments such as utilitarian ones.

Keywords: collective property; private property; utilitarian arguments; allocation

Chapter.  18646 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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