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Brennan, Jason 1979-

Works: 39 works in 188 publications in 6 languages and 6,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Drama  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: JC599.U5, 320.512
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Most widely held works about Jason Brennan
Most widely held works by Jason Brennan
The ethics of voting by Jason Brennan( )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this book, the author challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens--in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote
Libertarianism : what everyone needs to know by Jason Brennan( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Historically, Americans have seen libertarians as far outside the mainstream, but with the rise of the Tea Party movement, libertarian principles have risen to the forefront of Republican politics. But libertarianism is more than the philosophy of individual freedom and unfettered markets that Republicans have embraced. Indeed, as Jason Brennan points out, libertarianism is a quite different--and far richer--system of thought than most of us suspect. In this timely new entry in Oxford's acclaimed series What Everyone Needs to Know, Brennan offers a nuanced portrait of libertarianism, proceeding through a series of questions to illuminate the essential elements of libertarianism and the problems the philosophy addresses, including such topics as the Value of Liberty, Human Nature and Ethics, Economic Liberty, Civil Rights, Social Justice and the Poor, Government and Democracy, and Contemporary Politics. Brennan asks the most fundamental and challenging questions: What do Libertarians think liberty is? Do libertarians think everyone should be selfish? Are libertarians just out to protect the interests of big business? What do libertarians think we should do about racial injustice? What would libertarians do about pollution? Are Tea Party activists true libertarians? As he sheds light on libertarian beliefs, Brennan overturns numerous misconceptions. Libertarianism is not about simple-minded paranoia about government, he writes. Rather, it celebrates the ideal of peaceful cooperation among free and equal people. Libertarians believe that the rich always capture political power; they want to minimize the power available to them in order to protect the weak. Brennan argues that libertarians are, in fact, animated by benevolence and a deep concern for the poor. Clear, concise, and incisively written, this volume explains a vitally important philosophy in American history--and a potent force in contemporary politics
A brief history of liberty by David Schmidtz( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty offers a succinct survey of pivotal moments in the evolution of personal freedom, drawing on key historical figures from John Knox and Martin Luther to Karl Marx and Adam Smith to Roger Williams and Thurgood Marshall. The authors examine how past (if incomplete) successes in the struggle for liberty have led many of us to liberty's "last frontier": internal psychological obstacles to our being as autonomous as we would like to be. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own concepts of personal freedom - what it is, where it comes from, why they have it, and what it has done for them."--Jacket
Against democracy by Jason Brennan( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us - it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But, Jason Brennan says, they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results - and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse - more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government - epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable, may be better than democracy, and that it's time to experiment and find out."--Book jacket flap
Markets without limits : moral virtues and commercial interests by Jason Brennan( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May you sell your vote? May you sell your kidney? May gay men pay surrogates to bear them children? May spouses pay each other to watch the kids, do the dishes, or have sex? Should we allow the rich to genetically engineer gifted, beautiful children? Should we allow betting markets on terrorist attacks and natural disasters? Most people shudder at the thought. To put some goods and services for sale offends human dignity. If everything is commodified, then nothing is sacred. The market corrodes our character. Or so most people say. In Markets without Limits, Jason Brennan and Peter M. Jaworski give markets a fair hearing. The market does not introduce wrongness where there was none previously. Thus, the authors claim, the question of what rightfully may be bought and sold has a simple answer: if you may do it for free, you may do it for money. Contrary to the conservative consensus, they claim there are no inherent limits to what can be bought and sold, but only restrictions on how we buy and sell--Back cover
Political philosophy : an introduction by Jason Brennan( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compulsory voting : for and against by Jason Brennan( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many democracies, voter turnout is low and getting lower. If the people choose not to govern themselves, should they be forced to do so? For Jason Brennan, compulsory voting is unjust and a petty violation of citizens' liberty. The median non-voter is less informed and rational, as well as more biased than the median voter. According to Lisa Hill, compulsory voting is a reasonable imposition on personal liberty. Hill points to the discernible benefits of compulsory voting and argues that high turnout elections are more democratically legitimate. The authors - both well-known for their work on voting and civic engagement - debate questions such as: -Do citizens have a duty to vote, and is it an enforceable duty? -Does compulsory voting violate citizens' liberty? If so, is this sufficient grounds to oppose it? Or is it a justifiable violation? Might it instead promote liberty on the whole? -Is low turnout a problem, or a blessing? -Does compulsory voting produce better government? Or, might it instead produce worse government? Might it, in fact, have little effect overall on the quality of government?"--Page liminaire
Why not capitalism? by Jason Brennan( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most economists believe capitalism is a compromise with selfish human nature. As Adam Smith put it, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." Capitalism works better than socialism, according to this thinking, only because we are not kind and generous enough to make socialism work. If we were saints, we would be socialists. In Why Not Capitalism?, Jason Brennan attacks this widely held belief, arguing that capitalism would remain the best system even if we were morally perfect. Even in an ideal world, private property and free markets would be the best way to promote mutual cooperation, social justice, harmony, and prosperity. Socialists seek to capture the moral high ground by showing that ideal socialism is morally superior to realistic capitalism. But, Brennan responds, ideal capitalism is superior to ideal socialism, and so capitalism beats socialism at every level. Clearly, engagingly, and at times provocatively written, Why Not Capitalism? will cause readers of all political persuasions to re-evaluate where they stand vis-à-vis economic priorities and systems--as they exist now and as they might be improved in the future."--
The Routledge handbook of libertarianism by Jason Brennan( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classical liberal) thinking on justice, institutions, interpersonal ethics, government, and political economy. The 31 chapters--all written specifically for this volume--are organized into five parts. Part I asks, what should libertarianism learn from other theories of justice, and what should defenders of other theories of justice learn from libertarianism? Part II asks, what are some of the deepest problems facing libertarian theories? Part III asks, what is the right way to think about property rights and the market? Part IV asks, how should we think about the state? Finally, part V asks, how well (or badly) can libertarianism deal with some of the major policy challenges of our day, such as immigration, trade, religion in politics, and paternalism in a free market. Among the Handbook's chapters are those from critics who write about what they believe libertarians get right as well as others from leading libertarian theorists who identify what they think libertarians get wrong. As a whole, the Handbook provides a comprehensive, clear-eyed look at what libertarianism has been and could be, and why it matters."
In defense of openness : why global freedom is the humane solution to global poverty by Bas Van der Vossen( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Defense of Openness' stresses that that there is overwhelming evidence that economic rights and freedom are necessary for development, and that global redistribution tends to hurt more than it helps. This text offers a new approach to global justice: We don't need to 'save' the poor. The poor will save themselves, if we would only get out of their way and let them
Win : proven strategies for success in sport, life and mental health by Brent Pope( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Visualise your goals and achieve your potential.' Easy-to-follow and extremely effective, Win will change the way you think about all aspects of your life. From well-known personality and rugby commentator Brent Pope and psychotherapist and mental skills coach Jason Brennan, Win: Proven Strategies for Success in Sports, Life and Mental Health examines the mindset behind the psychology of winning and how the mental skills applied in sports can be adapted for success in everyday life. From dealing with failure, to managing stress and anxiety, to changing your definition of winning - and with interviews from some of the world's most high-profile sports stars including Ronan O'Gara, Bernard Brogan, Conrad Smith, Dean Rock, AP McCoy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan, Dan Carter and many others - Win looks at how you can gain confidence, achieve your goals and build lifelong inner mental strength and resilience - today
Applications of critical path techniques : a conference under the aegis of the NATO Scientific Affairs Committee, Brussels 31st July - 4th August : Brennan by Conference on Applications of Critical Path Techniques( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last call Indian : a documentary by Sonia Bonspille Boileau( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of Aboriginal entitlement, this documentary looks at the reality that faces a last-generation status Indian -- Sonia Bonspille Boileau -- as she tries to hold on to her cultural identity after the passing of her main native reference, her grandfather
Le dep( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...A psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at her father's convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. One night, as she prepares to close up shop, a masked robber enters the store and holds her at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognizes her assailant. Before long, she will have to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life." -- Container
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS : the ethics of resistance to state injustice by Jason Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economist Albert O. Hirschman famously argued that citizens of democracies have only three possible responses to injustice or wrongdoing by their government: we may leave, complain, or comply. But in When All Else Fails, Jason Brennan argues that there is fourth option. When governments violate our rights, we may resist. We may even have a moral duty to do so. For centuries, almost everyone has believed that we must allow the government and its representatives to act without interference, no matter how they behave. We may complain, protest, sue, or vote officials out, but we can't fight back. But Brennan makes the case that we have no duty to allow the state or its agents to commit injustice. We have every right to react with acts of "uncivil disobedience." We may resist arrest for violation of unjust laws. We may disobey orders, sabotage government property, or reveal classified information. We may deceive ignorant, irrational, or malicious voters. We may even use force in self-defense or to defend others. The result is a provocative challenge to long-held beliefs about how citizens may respond when government officials behave unjustly or abuse their power
Liberty by David Schmidtz( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partout c'était chez moi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah, une jeune femme de 28 ans, installée à Montréal est en quête d₂identité. Elle appartient à deux pays, le Burkina-Faso et le Québec et se questionne sur l₂envie d₂être ici et de retourner là-bas. À l₂âge de 15 ans, elle a retrouvé sa mère québécoise vivant à Québec, plus tard elle se rendra à Ouagadougou pour des retrouvailles avec son père, qu₂elle n₂a pas revu depuis plus de 10 ans. Tout en cherchant un sens à sa vie, Sarah porte un regard sur les différences culturelles qui l₂habitent
CRACKS IN THE IVORY TOWER : the bad business ethics of higher ed by Jason Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the little red school house by James A Brennan( )

2 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mouki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Mouki est une série destinée aux enfants de 2 à 5 ans dont le but est de divertir tout en proposant des apprentissages dans un cadre ludique. Mouki, le personnage principal, est un raton laveur naïf et curieux, qui aime chanter et danser. À tous les épisodes, on le retrouve dans la cour de Mamie-Rose où il vit des aventures pleines de découvertes et de surprises avec Alexandra et Maxime, ses deux meilleurs amis. ... L'univers de Mouki comprend aussi, une série de segments musicaux dans lesquelles notre vedette se fait aller le popotin sur des rythmes tous aussi entraînants les uns que les autre, des segments réels avec lesquels les jeunes auditeurs pourront poursuivre leur apprentissage dans un contexte visuel différent, ainsi que des segments d'animation dans lesquels nos trois petits coquins apprennent quelques mots en langues autochtones."--APTN
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Brennan, J. 1979-

Brennan, Jas. 1979-

Brennan, Jason

Brennan, Jason F. 1979-

Jason Brennan filósofo americano

Jason Brennan philosopher

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