Hugh Breakey, ‘Property Concepts’

“Concepts of property are used to describe the legal and ethical entitlements that particular people or groups have to use to manage particular resources. Beyond that most general definition of ‘property’ however, philosophical controversy reigns. Political and legal philosophers disagree on what types of entitlements are essential elements of property, and on the shape and nature of the resultant property entitlements. Indeed, philosophers even disagree on whether it makes sense to talk, in abstraction from a specific legal context, of concepts of property at all …” (more)

[Hugh Breakey, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 28 May]

First posted 2012-06-18 22:26:53

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