To what extent are there moral limits on private property ownership according to two of the following philosophers; Aristotle and Marx, and what, if any, are the political implications of these limits (or lack of limits)?
Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
This is a comparative essay (comparing the views of Aristotle to Marx) on the theme regarding private property ownership.
Must be based on these philosophers readings. This essay should explore an aspect of political philosophy in depth, and compare two philosophers on a specified theme, and to evaluate two philosophers. (Aristotle and Marx on the theme of property ownership)
Please base the arguments on these readings:
‘Private Property ownership is an essential element of the good life.’ Aristotle, The Politics, 1252a1 – 1259a36 (Book Ii – Ix)
‘Property, in its present form, is based on the antagonism of capital and wage labour.’ Marx, The Communist Manifesto, Chapter II: Proletarians and Communists. (See the rest of the book, especially Ch I; and Marx, ‘A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right’ in Marx, Early Writings.)