Just Property: A History in the Latin West, Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law

2014.04.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Pierson, Just Property: A History in the Latin West, Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law, Oxford University
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2014.04.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Pierson, Just Property: A History in the Latin West, Volume One: Wealth, Virtue, and the Law, Oxford University Press, 2013, 287pp. $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199673285. Reviewed by William A. Edmundson, Georgia State University This is the first volume of a proposed two-volume work. It is an intellectual narrative that begins with Plato's Republic and concludes with Locke's Second Treatise of Government. The focus is private property in the intuitive sense of tangible things that one person (or persons) may exclude others from occupying, using, or possessing. Thus, intangible property and property in persons -- including self-ownership -- are outside the book's scope. But the book is not only about property and its incidents but also, as the subtitle indicates, about the unequal distribution of property among persons and the bearing of unequal material holdings on the. . .

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