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Locke’s Discussion of Property

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/9780198239376.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Locke’s Discussion of Property

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This chapter discusses in some detail the theory of property presented in John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. It argues that Locke's account, though it has some utilitarian and GR-based strands in it, is to be regarded as fundamentally an SR-based justification of private property.

Keywords: John Locke; private property; Two Treatises of Government; special rights; general rights; utilitarianism

Chapter.  49835 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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