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Property Bibliography

There is a sizable literature on property. The following works may be of value to you when you are working out your own position on the issues:

Benn, S. I. and R. S. Peters. The Principles of Political Thought. New York: the Free Press, 1959

Becker, Lawrence C. Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.

Brandt, Richard B. Ethical Theory. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1959.

------------------------. ed. Social Justice. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1962.

Daniels, Norman. Justice and Justification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

-----------------------, ed. Reading Rawls: Critical Studies on Rawls's A Theory of Justice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Feinberg, Joel. Social Philosophy. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973.

Frankena, William K. Ethics. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973.

Gauthier, David. Morals by Agreement. Oxford: Oxford University press, 1986.

Gensler, Harry J. Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction. London: Routledge, 1998.

Gewirth, Alan. Human rights: Essays on Justification and Applications. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Griffin, James. On Human Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Hart, H. L. A., The Concept of Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Held, Virginia. Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984.

-------------------. Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Hume, David. Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals. Ed. L. A. Selby-Bigge. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1902.

Kelsen, Hans. What is Justice? Justice, Law, and Politics in the Mirror of Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Kimlicka, Will. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (second edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Kukathas, Chandran and Philip Pettit. Rawls: A Theory of Justice and its Critics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Locke, John. Two Treatises of Government. Ed. by Peter Laslett. Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 1960. (Issued as a Mentor book by New American Library.)

Lomasky, Loren E. Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Mackie, J. L. Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.

Macpherson, C.B. ed. Property: Mainstream and Critical Positions. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978.

Maritain, Jacques. Christianity and Democracy and The Rights of Man and the Natural Law. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986.

Mill, John Stuart. Utilitarianism. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901.

Narveson, Jan. The Libertarian Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Nozick, Robert. Anarchy, State, and Utopia. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1974.

Paul, Jeffrey, ed. Reading Nozick: Essays on Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Totowa: Rowman & Littlefield, 1981.

Pilon, Roger. "Ordering Rights Consistently: Or What We Do and Do Not Have Rights To." Georgia Law Review, Vol. 13 (1979), p. 1171-1196.

Pogge, Thomas. John Rawls: His Life and theory of Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2007. (Original German edition, 1994)

---------------. Realizing Rawls. Ithaca: Cornell University press, 1989.

Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.

-----------------. Political Liberalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
-----------------. Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. E. Kelly (ed.). Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2001.

Rescher, Nicholas. Distributive Justice. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1966.

Ryan, John. Economic Justice. Ed. Harlan R. Beckley. (Selections from Distributive Justice and A Living Wage by John Ryan.) Louisville: Westminster John Know Press, 1996.

Scanlon, T. M. The Difficulty of Tolerance: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Sen, Amartya. The Idea of Justice. London: Penguin Books, 2010.

Sidgwick, Henry. The Methods of Ethics. Seventh edition. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1966. (First edition originally published 1874.)

Thomson, Judith Jarvis. The Realm of Rights. USA: Harvard College, 1990.

-------------------------------. "Some Ruminations on Rights," Reading Nozick: Essays on Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Ed. Jeffrey Paul. Totowa: Rowman & Littlefield, 1981.

Vallentyne, Peter and Hillel Steiner, ed. Left-Libertarianism and its Critics: The Contemporary Debate. Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Vlastos, Gregory. "Justice and Equality." Social Justice. Ed. Richard B. Brandt. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1962.

Waldron, Jeremy. The Right to Private Property. Oxford: Clarendon press, 1988.

Walzer, Michael. Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1983.

(no editor given). Property: Its Duties and Rights Historically, Philosophically and Religiously Regarded (second edition). London: Macmillan and Co., 1915.