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Mathias Risse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691142692

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.001.0001

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Hugo Grotius Revisited

Hugo Grotius Revisited

Collective Ownership of the Earth and Global Public Reason

(p.89) Chapter 5 Hugo Grotius Revisited
On Global Justice

Mathias Risse

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines collective ownership of the earth as a ground of justice by focusing on Hugo Grotius's De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres (DJB, Three Books on the Law of War and Peace, 1625), which addresses questions of global scope in a way that develops a standpoint of global public reason. The chapter first explains how reflection on collective ownership enters Grotius's work before discussing how Grotius introduces his views on natural law as well as the collective ownership status of the earth. It then explores how, according to DJB, a morally legitimate system of private ownership law could develop against the background of persisting natural collective ownership rights. It also describes how Grotius uses humanity's collective ownership to constrain what people may do with resources and spaces.

Keywords:   earth, justice, Hugo Grotius, De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, global public reason, humanity, natural law, private ownership law, collective ownership rights, resources

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