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International Review of Economics

, Volume 66, Issue 4, pp 353–367 | Cite as

The foundation of the right of property: Rosmini as Genovesi’s interpreter

  • Paolo SantoriEmail author
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Abstract

The paper discusses the critical reading proposed by Antonio Rosmini Serbati (1797–1855) on Antonio Genovesi’s (1713–1769) idea of property right and its derivation (testaments, legations, donations mortis causa). This criticism encompasses a broader analysis of Genovesi’s economical and anthropological account. I aim at showing to what extent Rosmini’s interpretation addresses Genovesi’s thought, and to what extent his economic reflections can be read as a continuation of the tradition of Civil Economy. This, in turn, will offer the possibility to analyse the ‘right of mutual assistance’, theorized by Genovesi and not recognized by Rosmini, and its implication for our societies.

Keywords

Antonio Rosmini Antonio Genovesi Mutual assistance Property right Civil Economy 

JEL Classifcation

B1 History of Economic Thought through 1925 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Libera Università degli studi Maria Santissima Assunta (LUMSA)RomeItaly

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