Reinterpreting Property

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University of Chicago Press, 1993 - Law - 265 pages
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This collection of essays by one of the country's leading property theorists revitalizes the liberal personality theory of property.

Departing from traditional libertarian and economic theories of property, Margaret Jane Radin argues that the law should take into account nonmonetary personal value attached to property—and that some things, such as bodily integrity, are so personal they should not be considered property at all. Gathered here are pieces ranging from Radin's classic early essay on property and personhood to her recent works on governmental "taking" of private property.

Margaret Jane Radin is professor of law at Stanford University. She is the author of over twenty-five articles on legal and political theory.
 

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Contents

THREE Problems for the Theory of Absolute
98
Crosscurrents in
120
FIVE Diagnosing the Takings Problem
146
Cultural Commitments
166
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Margaret Jane Radin is professor of law at Stanford University.

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