A Liberal Theory of Property

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"This book argues that property's structural pluralism and the significance of the right to be included - or, more generally, property's compliance with relational justice - are two necessary pillars of a genuinely liberal conception of property, founded on the ultimate value of personal self-determination. A Liberal Theory of Property returns the analysis to the mainstream twentieth-century political philosophy of liberalism - a tradition enhancing self-determination that is almost absent from property theory today. As such, it offers a coherent and robust vision of property in a liberal society. (I use the terms "liberal" and "liberalism" in their denotation in political philosophy rather than in that common in American or European public discourse, where they are respectively associated - confusingly enough - with the political left and the political right)"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages326
ISBN (Electronic)1108290345
ISBN (Print)1108418546, 1108407536, 9781108407533, 9781108418546, 9781108290340
StatePublished - 2021


  • Property
  • Liberalism

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Liberalism
  • Property -- Philosophy
  • Property -- Political aspects
  • Liberal egalitarianism


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