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Against Individualistic Justifications of Property Rights

Citation
Cruft R (2006) Against Individualistic Justifications of Property Rights. Utilitas, 18 (2), pp. 154-172. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0953820806001968

Abstract
In this article I argue that, despite the views of such theorists as Locke, Hart and Raz, most of a person's property rights cannot be individualistically justified. Instead most property rights, if justified at all, must be justified on non-individualistic (e.g. consequentialist) grounds. This, I suggest, implies that most property rights cannot be morally fundamental ‘human rights’.

Keywords
; Human rights; Right of property; Intellectual property Philosophy

Journal
Utilitas: Volume 18, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Cruft, Rowan
Publication date30/06/2006
Publication date online19/05/2006
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1542
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0953-8208
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