Libertarianism and Original Appropriation

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Dominiak, Łukasz (2017)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.12775/HiP.2017.026
  • Subject: libertarianism | original appropriation | homesteading | mixing labour | first possession | occupancy | non-contradiction law | rights compossibility | theory of justice

The article is devoted to the problem of the structure of libertarian theory of justice. It tries to present a map of the main concepts and principles of this theory and to investigate its possible justifications. It explains such fundamental concepts as original appropriation, homesteading, labour theory of property or first possession theory of original appropriation. The article shows merits and drawbacks of alternative libertarian principles of justice in first acquisition and proposes a sketch of an original justification for the first possession theory of original appropriation.
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