Annabelle Lever, ‘Privacy, Private Property and Collective Property’

In this paper I respond to Judith Thomson’s claim that privacy is just private property in disguise and draw out their significance for contemporary arguments for property-owning democracy. As we will see, privacy-based justifications of private ownership are not always unappealing. However, privacy is sometimes promoted, rather than threatened, by collective ownership. Hence, claims to privacy cannot be reduced to claims to property-ownership, as Judith Thomson contends.

Lever, Annabelle, Privacy, Private Property and Collective Property (February 4, 2015). The Good Society 21.1. 2012 476-60.

First posted 2015-02-07 08:59:55

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