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Mathias Risse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691142692

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.001.0001

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“Our Sole Habitation”

“Our Sole Habitation”

A Contemporary Approach to Collective Ownership of the Earth

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(p.108) Chapter 6 “Our Sole Habitation”
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On Global Justice
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Mathias Risse

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0006

This chapter examines from a secular standpoint the notion that the earth belongs to humankind collectively by offering a view on the ownership status of the earth that it calls Common Ownership. It first considers collective ownership of the earth and some of its conceptions, especially Common Ownership, before describing what work Common Ownership does in an engagement with libertarianism. It then defends Common Ownership against objections in terms of the value of the environment and discusses two alternative conceptions of collective ownership. It relates the results to global justice and shows how Common Ownership enters into debates in the philosophical literature. Finally, it explores one version of left-libertarianism and one of Thomas Pogge's arguments for the claim that the global order harms the poor.

Keywords:   libertarianism, Common Ownership, collective ownership, earth, environment, global justice, left-libertarianism, global order, poor people

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