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Human Flourishing as a Criterion of Morality: A Critique of Perry’s Naturalism

ROBERT P. GEORGE

in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267713
eISBN:
9780191683343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores and criticizes a view of the nature of practical reasoning and moral judgment that profoundly differs from, yet is easily confused with, the natural law view. Michael Perry, in ... More


Property and Human Flourishing

Gregory S. Alexander

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190860745
eISBN:
9780190860776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860745.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Many people assume that what morally justifies private ownership of property is either individual freedom or social welfare, defined in terms of maximizing personal preference-satisfaction. This book ... More


Response to Tollefsen and Cameron

Robert P. George

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter responds to the chapters by Christopher Tollefsen and Edwin Cameron. Although both authors argue from an understanding of human dignity in which the obligation to respect dignity is an ... More


Flourishing and Welfare

Gregory S. Alexander

in Property and Human Flourishing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190860745
eISBN:
9780190860776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860745.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter argues that the moral end of property is human flourishing, a concept which the author uses in a neo-Aristotelian sense. The bulk of the chapter is devoted to an analysis of the concept ... More


The Right to Exclude

Gregory S. Alexander

in Property and Human Flourishing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190860745
eISBN:
9780190860776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860745.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The right to exclude others has been a controversial topic in property scholarship in recent years. Legal scholars have debated both the centrality of the right to exclude in the concept of ownership ... More


Ownership and Obligations

Gregory S. Alexander

in Property and Human Flourishing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190860745
eISBN:
9780190860776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860745.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter is the theoretical heart of the book. It develops the argument that inherent in the concept of ownership itself is an obligation that property owners owe to members of their communities ... More


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