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" I proceed to distribute and consider its several objects. •There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, [ *2 ] and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property ; or that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 403
by William Blackstone - 1838
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Private and Common Property, Volume 3

Richard Allen Epstein - Law - 2000 - 410 pages
...to a thicd party. Recall William Blackstone's famous aphorism that treats the right of property "as that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the extemal things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe/'6...
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Classical Foundations of Liberty and Property

Richard Epstein - Law - 2000 - 438 pages
...ohjects. VOL. II. A ft ttc R ic HT s BOOK tl. THERE is nothing which fo generally ftrikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property ; or that folc and defpotic dominion which one man claims and exercifes over the external things of the world,...
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New Essays in the Legal and Political Theory of Property

Stephen R. Munzer - Business & Economics - 2001 - 232 pages
...human autonomy becomes private property's supreme virtue. Often cited is Blackstone's invocation of "that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims...exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe."3** Blackstone, however, also argued that, in the state of nature, someone who first 37 See...
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The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology in America, 1886 ...

William M. Wiecek - History - 2001 - 300 pages
...developing commercial and industrial economy of Jacksonian America. Blackstone defined property as "that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims...exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe."221 His view stressed two dominant characteristics of property: the object was physical things,...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 311 pages
...Great House of Usher ultimately falls. If we take Blackstone's stunning embrace of property as the "sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and...the right of any other individual in the universe" (2:2), 15 we find a key not only to Poe's monomaniacal narrators but also, and more important, to his...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - African Americans in literature - 2001 - 314 pages
...Great House of Usher ultimately falls. If we take Blackstone's stunning embrace of property as the "sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and...external things of the world, in total exclusion of the tight of any other individual in the universe" (2:2),^ we tind a key not only to Poe's monomaniacal...
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Madison V. Marshall: Popular Sovereignty, Natural Law, and the United States ...

Guy Padula - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 214 pages
...definition to the word than is commonly done today: The term in its particular application means "that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual." In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to...
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Property Rights: From Magna Carta to the Fourteenth Amendment

Bernard H. Siegan - Law - 356 pages
...rights. Blackstone confined his definition to material things. The right of property, he wrote, is "that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things in the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe."177 He was more...
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Equality in Liberty and Justice

Antony Flew - Philosophy - 1989 - 252 pages
...Madison wrote in the same strain: Property ... in its particular application means that domination which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual. In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces everything to which...
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Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality ...

H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr., L.M. Rasmussen - Philosophy - 2002 - 315 pages
...on the common law of England, argued: "There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination and engages the affections of mankind, as the right...the right of any other individual in the universe (1803, book 2, p. 1). The nature of property rights, their character, scope, and form, was drawn from...
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