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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: March 2021

2 - Some Basics


This claim implies that the moral underpinnings of property do not eliminate the constitutive role of law or of a law-like set of social norms. By instantiating property rights, law goes beyond protecting people from actual or potential threats that others may pose to their bodily integrity. Property law proactively empowers people, expanding their ability to act and interact in the world.

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