Property Law and Human Flourishing by Gregory Alexander

Property Law and Human Flourishing by Gregory Alexander

Gregory S. Alexander, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, breaks new ground with a novel theory on property law in his new book from Oxford University Press, Property Law and Human Flourishing.

Professor Alexander argues that the goal of property law is to promote human flourishing. He develops a theory that connects ownership and human flourishing with obligations, and discusses the implications for a wide variety of property issues of importance both in the literature and in modern society.

He explains that his book is not only an analysis of the obligations of property owners but also of the nature of human existence. “I understand human beings to be literally dependent, from the very moment of their birth all the way through their lives and until they die, on other persons,” he told a group of students and faculty at the celebration. “That is an inevitable fact.

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