SectionOf the Transference of Property by Consent

Jonathan Harrison

in Hume's Theory of Justice

Published in print January 1980 | ISBN: 9780198246190
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680946 | DOI:
SectionOf the Transference of Property by Consent

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This chapter discusses the following: (1) The transference of property makes possible the division of labour. (2) Hume's account of the idea of property, and of its transference. (3) The impossibility of transferring property by an act of will alone. (4) Transferring property does alter our obligations. (5) Comparison between the transference of property and the Roman Catholic ‘superstition’.

Keywords: property; division of labour; transference; superstition

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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