Liberties, Not Rights: Gauthier and Nozick on Property

Social Theory and Practice 20 (3):343-361 (1994)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
In "Morals by Agreement", David Gauthier attempts to derive property rights from a moral principle called the Lockean proviso. The derivation fails, and the true implications of the moral principles which Gauthier invokes are quite different. These principles imply that persons have extensive liberties to use physical materials, but relatively few rights against interference by others in this use. Robert Nozick argues for an extensive system of property rights in "Anarchy, State, and Utopia"; his argument fails for similar reasons.
Categories
Reprint years
1994
ISBN(s)
0037-802X
PhilPapers/Archive ID
TORLNR-3
Upload history
Archival date: 2015-11-21
View other versions
Added to PP index
2011-01-09

Total views
443 ( #10,539 of 53,633 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
47 ( #13,638 of 53,633 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.