MEMBER OF THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES,
PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE INSTITUTE’S ACADEMY
OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES,
HONORARY PROFESSOR OF LAW AT THE ACADEMY OF LAUSANNE,
COUNSEL TO THE ROYAL COURT OF PARIS.
Translation by Roderick T. Long
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CHAP. I. On the influence of the doctrines of slaveholding peoples on the ideas of civilised nations.
CHAP. II. On liberty considered as a condition of the exercise of all rights and the fulfillment of all duties.
CHAP. III. Wherein liberty consists.
CHAP. IV. On the occupation of things.
CHAP. V. On the appropriation of things in general.
CHAP. VI. On things common to all men.
CHAP. VII. On the territory proper to each nation.
CHAP. VIII. On the natural limits to the territory proper to each nation, and to each of the principal sections among which it is divided.
CHAP. IX. On the original utility and value of plots of land.
CHAP. X. On the conversion of national territory into private property..
CHAP. XI. On the obstacles posed by individual appropriation of plots of land.
CHAP. XII. On the parts of national territory that remain common, and particularly on rivers and streams.
CHAP. XIII. Influence on rivers and streams of the clearing of mountains.
CHAP. XIV. On the damage to rivers in France by the clearing and reclamation of mountains.
CHAP. XV. On laws intended to prevent the clearing of mountains.
CHAP. XVI. On the former laws concerning the enjoyment and conservation of rivers and streams.
CHAP. XVII. On laws passed since the revolution concerning the ownership, maintenance, and use of watercourses. – On the disposition of English and Anglo-American laws on the same subject.
CHAP. XVIII. On the alterations brought, by the nature of things, under the laws concerning the ownership and enjoyment of watercourses.
CHAP. XIX. On the ownership and use of seacoasts.
CHAP. XX. On the ownership, use, and maintenance of public roads.
CHAP. XXI. The foregoing continued. On the ownership of public roads and on the rights resulting therefrom.
CHAP. XXII. On the ownership of mineral wealth and on the limits resulting therefrom for ownership of the surface.
CHAP. XXIII. On the value accruing to individual, communal, or departmental property by works carried out at State expense. – How this value is paid for.
CHAP. XXIV. On the depreciation caused to individual property by works carried out in the public interest.
CHAP. XXV. On the law concerning the draining of swamps belonging to individuals or communes.
CHAP. XXVI. On the limits imposed on each property by the properties that surround it.
CHAP. XXVII. On the creation and distribution of movable property.
CHAP. XXVIII. On certain types of commercial property.
CHAP. XXIX. On property in inventions or in industrial processes.
CHAP. XXX. On the laws concerning property in industrial inventions.
CHAP. XXXI. On the foundations and nature of literary property.
CHAP. XXXII. On the causes that have deprived literary composition of the guarantees accorded to other kinds of property.
CHAP. XXXIII. On the laws concerning property in literary compositions.
CHAP. XXXIV. On the tendency of laws concerning literary property.
CHAP. XXXV. Distinction between literary property and monopoly.
CHAP. XXXVI. Application of the principles established in the preceding chapters to certain questions concerning literary property..
CHAP. XXXVII. On property in rents of individual holdings or of the State.
CHAP. XXXVIII. On the ability to enjoy and dispose of property.
CHAP. XXXIX. On certain particular laws concerning the enjoyment and disposal of property, and concerning the liberty of industry.
CHAP. XL. On the guarantee of property in general, and particularly against assaults from without.
CHAP. XLI. On certain laws intended to guarantee property against assaults from without.
CHAP. XLII. On the guarantee of property of all sorts against assaults by the government and its agents.
CHAP. XLIII. On the guarantee of property of all sorts against assaults by individuals.
CHAP. XLIV. On the guarantee accorded to the holders of goods acquired by usurpation, and on the causes of this guarantee.
CHAP. XLV. On the influence of legal guarantees on the growth, conservation, and value of property.
CHAP. XLVI. On the connections that exist between the growth of property and the growth of different classes of the population.
CHAP. XLVII. On the opinions of jurisconsults on the origin and nature of property.
CHAP. XLVIII. On definitions of property by the legislative power.
CHAP. XLIX. Critical examination of the dispositions of the Civil Code concerning the nature of property.
CHAP. L. On the mixing of movable property holdings belonging to different owners.
CHAP. LI. On the different ways in which a property holding can be shared.
CHAP. LII. On breaking up a property holding for the service or utility of another property holding.
CHAP. LIII. On the classification of kinds of property, or the distinction among goods.
CHAP. LIV. On retrograde ideas against property. – Conclusion.
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