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Knowledge as PropertyIssues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights$
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Rajshree Chandra

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780198065579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065579.001.0001

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Property Rights

Property Rights

Principles of Legitimation

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(p.21) 2 Property Rights
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Knowledge as Property
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Rajshree Chandra

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065579.003.0002

This chapter examines two justificatory theories of private property: self-ownership and utility. It outlines the fundamental principles of these theories as reflected in John Locke's labour theory, Robert Nozick's theory of just entitlements, and Jeremy Bentham's utilitarian theory. These theories are still used in property discourse, either by themselves or in tandem, to legitimate separate property claims.

Keywords:   self-ownership, utility, private property, John Locke, labour theory, Robert Nozick, theory of just entitlements, Jeremy Bentham, utilitarian theory

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