“We live in a world of smells, where only the absence of smell is remarkable.” – R.W. MONCRIEFF
The genesis of private property has been a recurring theme in political philosophy since ancient times. In his essays on the five senses the French philosopher Michel Serres proposes a “smelly theory of private property”:
Food odors frequently provoke and trigger public debate on olfactory tolerance. There is a current case on food odors in Italy.