Poli. 271 Notes 7

Poli. 271 Notes 7 - Property is the foundation of society...

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Property is the foundation of society The logic of property Property separates individuals Separation(property) multiplies needs, burdens, and fears Social distinctions reflect individual success engaging these demands Success is secured by dominating others The dangers of property Violence and insecurity Increases the likelihood your possessions cannot be secured The remedy for the dangers of property Society The Paradox of Society The vices that make social institutions necessary are the same ones that make their abuses inevitable Property and its effects make social institutions necessary, and the corruption of social institutions inevitable Is there a solution to the paradox of society? The dilemma: Natural inequalities are moot, social inequalities are conventional, conventions presuppose reciprocity; but social inequalities are non- reciprocal The rich in particular must have soon felt how disadvantageous to them it was to have a perpetual war The rich, pressed by necessity, finally conceived
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course POLI 271 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Poli. 271 Notes 7 - Property is the foundation of society...

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