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Ownership and Theft

We know that stealing is wrong. We also know that individuals can own things. But is taking from someone always stealing? If not, then when is it stealing? Clarification of these issues is necessary to further understand the nature of ownership. Taking is not always stealing. Sometimes, taking what belongs to another is morally permissible. This means that no one has an absolute right to property....