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A Sphere Around the Person: Antonio Rosmini on Property

Alberto Mingardi


Father Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (17971855) is an author of growing interest and curiosity to his fellow churchmen, as well as to secular intellectuals, as a philosopher who successfully reconciled reason and faith. Nevertheless, the political nuances of his thought have barely been explored by English-speaking scholars, and even among his Italian followers these have not been fully appreciated. This article attempts to present an overview of Rosminis political philosophy, focusing on his concern for the protection of private property rights and arguing that it is precisely his advocacy of private property that determines his attitude toward the general organization of associated life, government, and democracy.

Alberto Mingardi, "A Sphere Around the Person: Antonio Rosmini on Property," Journal of Markets & Morality 7, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 63-97

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