New Essays in the Legal and Political Theory of Property

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Stephen R. Munzer
Cambridge University Press, 2001 M06 18 - 211 pages
This collection of new essays, written by some of the most eminent scholars in the field, examines the most central issues of property theory from a variety of perspectives. The essays discuss whether property may be dissipated or used imprudently with impunity, and analyze how a person's property should be distributed after death. They survey the current economic landscape of intellectual property and show that Locke's celebrated justification for private property falters when it comes to copyrights and patents. They also demonstrate how important it is that institutions of property be carefully justified.


Property as Social Relations
Must We Have the Right to Waste?
Inheritance and the Justice Tribunal
Lockean Arguments for Private Intellectual Property
Theories of Intellectual Property
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