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" Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common to all men, yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. "
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it - Page 242
by Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
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Second Treatise of Government

John Locke - Liberty - 2004 - 154 pages
...another can no longer have any right to it before it can do him any good for the support of his life. 26. Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common..."person." This nobody has any right to but himself. The "labour" of his body and the "work" of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever, then,...
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On Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations: A Philosophical Companion

Samuel Fleischacker - Philosophy - 2009 - 352 pages
...included a passage that became one of Locke's best-known contributions to moral and political philosophy: Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common...person; this nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he...
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In Pursuit of Justice: Christian-Democratic Explorations

James W. Skillen - Religion - 2004 - 179 pages
...possession then becomes an extension of each person's possession of oneself. Locke explains it this way: Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common...person; this nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsover then he removes...
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The Biblical Politics of John Locke, Volume 30

Kim Ian Parker, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 201 pages
...their labour.22 In so doing they could claim exclusive rights to that property. Locke puts it this way: Though the Earth, and all inferior Creatures be common...yet every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we may say,...
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The Library of Original Sources: Volume VI (Advance in Knowledge 1650-1800)

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 460 pages
...another can no longer have any right to it, before it can do him any good for the support of life. Though the earth, and all inferior creatures, be common...yet every man has a property in his own person: this no body has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say,...
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Natural Rights Liberalism from Locke to Nozick: Volume 22, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - Law - 2005 - 403 pages
...are very well known. It is sufficient to cite the locus classicus of Locke on justice in acquisition: Though the earth, and all inferior creatures, be common...yet every man has a property in his own person: this no body has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say,...
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John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations ...

Matthew H. Kramer - History - 2004 - 364 pages
...introduced such a ground in the most important and celebrated paragraph of his disquisition on property: Though the Earth, and all inferior Creatures be common...yet every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the VCbrk of his Hands, we may say,...
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The Creation of American Common Law, 1850–1880: Technology, Politics, and ...

Howard Schweber - Political Science - 2004 - 296 pages
...system of technical practices marked by strict formal requirements, legal fictions, and an array of 1 "Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common...yet every man has a 'property' in his own 'person'" (Locke, 1690: 130). overlapping, inconsistent rules that made the adjudication of an individual case...
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The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature

Sean Coyle, Karen Morrow - Law - 2004 - 228 pages
...as artefacts, into the realm of 'one's own.' The world is held in common by all men, Locke observed, 'yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself.'112 In tune with earlier versions of the possessive theory, Locke extended the notion of self-ownership...
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Owning the Genome: A Moral Analysis of DNA Patenting

David B. Resnik - Science - 2012 - 259 pages
...Locke, the founder of libertarian political philosophy, held that our bodies are our own property: Though the earth, and all inferior creatures, be common to all men, yet every man has property in his own person: this no body has right to but himself. The labour of his body and the 'work...
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