On intuitive versus institutional accounts of ownership

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We contrast Boyer's intuitive account of ownership with formal legal accounts based on institutions of ownership. Boyer's emphasis on social aspects of ownership intuitions may have a bearing on recent arguments that property institutions are justified by their capacity to promote human flourishing. Moreover, Boyer's account of property intuitions facilitates the study of acquisition and mental representation of formal ownership concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere334
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2023


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