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Author Davies, Margaret (Margaret Jane)

Title Are persons property? : legal debates about property and personality / Margaret Davies, Ngaire Naffine
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2001]


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Description 209 pages ; 25 cm
Series Applied legal philosophy
Applied legal philosophy.
Contents 1. Persons as Property: Legal and Philosophical Debates -- 2. From Dominium to 'Thin Air': Concepts of Property -- 3. The Nature of Legal Personality: Its History and its Incidents -- 4. Sex, Reproduction and the Self-Proprietor -- 5. Personality and Property at the End of Life: The Will and the Corpse -- 6. Intellectual Property in the Person -- 7. Owning the Building Blocks of Life -- 8. Persons Beyond Property?
Summary "Two of Australia's leading feminist legal theorists examine the relationship between persons and property and the concept of self-ownership in relation to current legal debates. What is the legal status of the dead body? What difference does pregnancy make to legal personality? Can human genetic sequences be owned? Does a celebrity own their image? Can the human body and its parts be regarded as a species of property or must human beings, whether dead or alive, whole or dismembered, always be regarded as persons? Is a foetus the property of the mother or a person in its own right? This lucid and original book considers recent legal theory regarding personality and property as well as the historical development of these concepts and illustrates their continuing importance as foundational elements of the legal mind."
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]- 201) and index
Subject Personality (Law)
Juristic persons.
Intellectual property.
Biotechnology -- Patents.
Persons (Law)
Human rights.
Author Naffine, Ngaire.
LC no. 2001091401
ISBN 0754620328 hardback