Intellectual Property and Theories of Justice

  • Axel Gosseries
  • Alain Marciano
  • Alain Strowel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Axel Gosseries
      Pages 3-26
  3. General Approaches

  4. Specific Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-277

About this book


Fourteen philosophers, economists and legal scholars address the question 'Can intellectual property rights be fair?' What differentiates intellectual from real property? Should libertarians or Rawlsians defend IP rights? What's wrong with free-riding? How can incentives be taken into account by theories of justice?


ethics intellectual property IP John Locke John Rawls philosophy social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Gosseries
    • 1
  • Alain Marciano
    • 2
  • Alain Strowel
    • 3
  1. 1.Fonds de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité catholique de LouvainBelgium
  2. 2.Université de ReimsFrance
  3. 3.Facultés Universitaires Saint-LouisBelgium

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