What is Property?

An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government


Translator: Benjamin R. Tucker

Chapter I. Method Pursued In This Work — The Idea of a Revolution

Chapter II. Property Considered as a Natural Right

             §1 Property as a Natural Right
             §2 Occupation, as the Title to Property
             §3 Civil Law as the Foundation and Sanction of Property

Chapter III. Labour As The Efficient Cause Of The Domain Of Property.

             §1 The Land cannot be Appropriated
             §2 Universal Consent no Justification of Property
             §3 Prescription Gives No Title to Property
             §4 Labour: That Labour Has No Inherent Power to Appropriate Natural Wealth
             §5 That Labour leads to Equality of Property
             §6 That in Society all Wages are Equal

Chapter IV. That property is impossible.

Chapter V. Psychological Exposition of the Idea of Justice