How we come to own ourselves

Walter Block



It is a puzzle as to how we can own ourselves, given that we consist of nothing but the property of others (our parents for their genetic contribution to us, and our guard­ians for other necessities of life). Given the people should own the products of their own property, should not our parents own us, to do with us whatever pleased them? The present paper is an attempt to wrestle with this conundrum.

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property; rights; ownership; human beings; contract

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