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The Right to Private Property$
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Jeremy Waldron

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.001.0001

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Locke’s Discussion of Property

Locke’s Discussion of Property

(p.137) 6 Locke’s Discussion of Property
The Right to Private Property

Jeremy Waldron

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses in some detail the theory of property presented in John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. It argues that Locke's account, though it has some utilitarian and GR-based strands in it, is to be regarded as fundamentally an SR-based justification of private property.

Keywords:   John Locke, private property, Two Treatises of Government, special rights, general rights, utilitarianism

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