Aristotle and Property Rights
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This essay first gives an explanation of Aristotle?s views on private property. This includes the different types of property ownership and use combinations. The type Aristotle prefers is shown, accompanied by reasons explaining his preference. Following this is an examination of the writings of contemporary critics on the matter Aristotle?s defence of his opinions on property, as well as the citizens these concepts concern, and finally, the idea of moral education to be used in indoctrinating his citizens. This essay then concludes with a critical analysis of the writings of Aristotle and his critics.
From the Paper:"There would probably be less overall disputes between citizens if everyone owned their property. There, however, would be disagreements involving each individual's land (e.g.: disputes over trespassing, boundaries, and access to water or roads) that would not be found in a communal setting. Miller is correct, in theory, that arguments among friends will be avoided if one has the ability to decide how the property will be used. An arbitrator with sufficient decisive power would quickly put an end to all disputes. However, the one who decides is privy to bias or corruption, which could result in the usage of the property being unfairly distributed."
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