AIS_101_January_24___29 - AIS 101 January 24 & 29, 2007...

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AIS 101 What is the importance of ‘property’ to the settlement of the United States? -Its acquisition and defense is the basis of the North American economic, legal and some would argue, cultural system What is ‘Property?’ - -Prop•erty /prpti; Name prprti/ noun (pl. -ies): a thing or things that are owned by sb; a possession or possessions: This building is government property. Be careful not to damage other people’s property.—see also intellectual (OED) OR, MORE SIMPLY STATED:
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Became This?
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What is the importance of Property to the Past? Property, and the accumulation of surplus wealth is the basis for the Western Economic system. When people from the West first came here, first as explorers and then as missionaries they came in search of resources: -Spice -Gold -Land -Souls VANDERLYN, John Columbus Landing at Guanahani, 1492
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How did they think about Property? As something critical to their survival As something that drew the line between civilized and uncivilized As something that necessitated law As something that necessitated government
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How Did John Locke Think about Property? As something that separates civilization from the State of Nature As something that God wills As something that is therefore Divine As something that is therefore reasonable and right John Locke
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course AIS 1110 taught by Professor Richardson during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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