Philosophie 128 (1):74 (2016)

Olivier Massin
Université de Neuchâtel
I present and defend Reinach's theory of ownership according to which, prior to the positive law, one finds a distinction between possession, ownership and property rights. Ownership is not a bundle of positive rights, but a primitive natural relation that grounds the absolute right to behave as one wishes towards the thing one owns. In reply to some objections raised against it, I argue that Reinach's theory of property is morally and politically non-committal; and that it in fact has the ressources for dealing with the vexing issue of the origin of ownership.
Keywords Reinach  Ownership  bundle of rights  property rights  law  social ontology  rights  social acts  transfers  property
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DOI 10.3917/philo.128.0074
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