4. The Ambivalence of Property: Expression of Liberty and Threat to Liberty

  1. Jeffrey Reiman

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch4

As Free and as Just as Possible

As Free and as Just as Possible

How to Cite

Reiman, J. (2012) The Ambivalence of Property: Expression of Liberty and Threat to Liberty, in As Free and as Just as Possible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674123

Online ISBN: 9781118381564

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Keywords:

  • property ambivalence, as expression of liberty/threat to liberty;
  • Marxian Liberalism's, on private property and liberty;
  • property's relationship to liberty, the ambivalence;
  • the right to private property, owners' liberty/nonowners limiting liberty;
  • Locke/Kant's argument, from liberty to property;
  • Locke inference on “the ‘labour’ of his body…‘work’ of his hands … are….”;
  • Kant arguing, on the right of property, from the right to liberty itself;
  • Narveson, and the right to liberty as, virtually unlimited right to property;
  • Marx's dereified view of social phenomena, structural coercion for what it is;
  • the bottleneck by real individuals, roles more or less unthinkingly

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Locke, Nozick, and the Ambivalence of Property

  • Kant, Narveson, and the Ambivalence of Property

  • Marx and the Structural Coerciveness of Property