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An Introduction to Property Theory

ISBN13: 9780521113656
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521130608

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This book surveys the leading modern theories of property - Lockean, libertarian utilitarian/law-and-economics, personhood, Kantian and human flourishing - and then applies those theories to concrete contexts in which property issues have been especially controversial.

These include redistribution, the right to exclude, regulatory takings, eminent domain and intellectual property. The book highlights the Aristotelian human flourishing theory of property, providing the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to that theory to date.

The book's goal is neither to cover every conceivable theory nor to discuss every possible facet of the theories covered. Instead, it aims to make the major property theories comprehensible to beginners, without sacrificing accuracy or sophistication.

Property Law, Jurisprudence
1. Utilitarian property theories
2. Locke and libertarian theories of property
3. Hegelian property theory
4. Kantian property theory
5. Aristotelian property theory
6. Government redistribution of resources
7. The right to exclude and its limits
8. Eminent domain and regulatory takings
9. Intellectual property.