The Resource Critical reflections on ownership, Mary Warnock

Critical reflections on ownership, Mary Warnock

Label
Critical reflections on ownership
Title
Critical reflections on ownership
Statement of responsibility
Mary Warnock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this thought-provoking work, Mary Warnock explores what it is to own things, and the differences in our attitude to what we own and what we do not. Starting from the philosophical standpoints of Locke and Hume, the ownership of gardens is presented as a prime example, exploring both private and common ownership, historically and autobiographically. The author concludes that, besides pleasure and pride, ownership brings a sense of responsibility for what is owned and a fundamental question is brought to light: can we feel the same responsibility for what we do not, and never can, own? Applying this question to the natural world and the planet as a whole, a realistic and gradualist perspective is offered on confronting global environmental degradation. Critical Reflections on Ownership examines the effect of the Romantic Movement on our attitudes to nature and is a salient commentary on the history of ideas. Providing an accessible entrance into moral philosophy and its practical applications, this book is an invaluable source for students in the fields of politics and philosophy. Academics interested in conceptions of ownership, and in the interface between philosophy, morality and politics, will find this deeply considered insight to be a stimulating read
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
333.72
Index
index present
LC call number
S936
LC item number
.W37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Critical reflections on human rights and the environment
Label
Critical reflections on ownership, Mary Warnock
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The scope of the investigation : can absolutely anything be owned? -- 2. Origins of society and property -- 3. Property, intimacy and privacy : gardening as ownership in action -- 4. Common ownership 1 : communism -- 5. Common ownership 2 : some more modest forms -- 6. The unowned : the romantic idea of wilderness -- 7. Taking responsibility for the planet -- 8. What can be done? : some useful compromises -- 9. Why do we want to preserve the natural world?
Control code
ocn911177324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781955482
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35214776
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911177324
  • elgar1781955484

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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