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Property and Practical Reason

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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107095762

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  • Property and Practical Reason makes a moral argument for common law property institutions and norms, and challenges the prevailing dichotomy between individual rights and state interests and its assumption that individual preferences and the good of communities must be in conflict. One can understand competing intuitions about private property rights by considering how private property enables owners and their collaborators to exercise practical reason consistent with the requirements of reason, and thereby to become practically reasonable agents of deliberation and choice who promote various aspects of the common good. The plural and mediated domains of property ownership, though imperfect, have moral benefits for all members of the community. They enable communities and institutions of private ordering to pursue plural and incommensurable good ends while specifying the boundaries of property rights consistent with basic moral requirements.

    • New natural law critique of common law norms and institutions governing property brings the insights of new natural law theory into private law scholarship, where it has been neglected
    • Helps readers understand the relationship between moral reasons and private law by providing a moral defense of private ownership and of norms and institutions governing ownership
    • Explains important features of property law for which the prevailing economic and progressive theories have not fully accounted
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Property and Practical Reason's wider significance is that it provides a template for further investigations of institutions that touch directly on economic life from the perspective of practical reason."
    Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse

    "Adam MacLeod is … a figure to watch, a fresh and tempered voice in the increasingly ideological field of jurisprudence and legal theory … this book should be read …"
    Allen Mendenhall, Online Library of Law and Liberty (www.libertylawsite.org)

    'MacLeod elaborates at length on what so many have forgotten: that the freedom established by private property has not only helped ‘countless inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, and authors to make the world a more livable, beautiful and healthy place'.' Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107095762
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Practical reason and private law
    2. The architecture of property
    3. The possibility of private property
    4. Property from the inside
    5. Property and charity
    6. Abuse of rights
    7. The nature of property rights
    8. The contours of property rights
    9. Settling property rights in law.

  • Author

    Adam J. MacLeod, Faulkner University, Alabama
    Adam J. MacLeod is an associate professor at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, USA.

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