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Purdy, Jedediah 1974-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 6,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed panel discussions  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jedediah Purdy
Democratic vistas : reflections on the life of American democracy( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thought-provoking collection, leading scholars explore democracy in the United States from a sweeping variety of perspectives. A dozen contributors consider the nature and prospects of democracy as it relates to the American experience-free markets, religion, family life, the Cold War, higher education, and more. These probing essays bring American democracy into fresh focus, complete with its idealism, its moral greatness, its disappointments, and its contradictions.Based on DeVane lectures delivered at Yale University, these writings examine large themes and ask important questions: Why do democratic societies, and the United States in particular, tolerate profound economic inequality? Has the United States ever been truly democratic? How has democratic aspiration influenced the development of practices as diverse as education, religious worship, and family life? With deep insights and lively discussion, the authors expand our understanding of what democracy has meant in the past, how it functions now, and what its course may be in the future
After nature : a politics for the anthropocene by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene, the age of Humans. The geological strata we are now creating record industrial emissions, industrial-scale crop pollens, and the disappearance of species driven to extinction. Climate change is planetary engineering without design. These facts of the Anthropocene are scientific, but its shape and meaning are question for politics--a politics that does not yet exist. 'After Nature' develops a politics for the post-natural world. Jedediah Purdy begins with a history of how Americans have shaped their landscapes. He explores the competing traditions that still infuse environmental law and culture--a frontier vision of settlement and development, a wilderness-seeking Romanticism, a utilitarian attitude that tries to manage nature for human benefit, and a twentieth-century ecological view. These traditions are ways of seeing the world and humans' place in it. They are also modes of lawmaking that inscribe ideal visions on the earth itself. Each has shaped landscapes that make its vision of nature real, from wilderness to farmland to suburbs--opening some new ways of living on the earth while foreclosing others. The Anthropocene demands that we draw on all these legacies and go beyond them. With human and environmental fates now inseparable, environmental politics will become either more deeply democratic or more unequal and inhumane. Where nothing is pure, we must create ways to rally devotion to a damaged and ever-changing world."--Publisher's description
Being America : liberty, commerce, and violence in an American world by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purdy explores how America simultaneously inspires love and hate; how it can be both an emblem of liberty and a symbol of runaway power; how its export of free market and democratic ideals is sometimes welcome, sometimes read as an expression of violent imperialism. He examines the rise of new forms of political community, from international Islamic fundamentalism to sweatshop activism. After extensive journeys through Asia, Africa, and around America, he reports on attitudes of activists and ordinary people: what young lawyers in Cairo say about the September 11th attacks; what teenagers in Delhi and environmentalists in Jakarta think about American consumerism. Purdy revives the lucid, intelligent voice of Montaigne to help untangle difficult ethical questions. He draws on the writings of James Madison, Adam Smith, and Edmund Burke, among others, to help explain our legacy of liberal freedoms and prejudices
For common things : irony, trust, and commitment in America today by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jedediah Purdy persuasively argues the necessity and satisfactions of social and political reengagement and of renewed attention to the "common things" we all have a stake in: the environment, education, culture, law, and government. Drawing on a wide range of sources - from Thoreau to Seinfeld - he contemplates such questions as the use of irony in popular culture, the breakdown of our political processes, and the moral and legal dilemmas posed by technological advances. In these and other discussions, he lures us away from disbelief and detachment toward a sincere devotion to the healing and betterment of society."--Jacket
A tolerable anarchy : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others
The meaning of property : freedom, community, and the legal imagination by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest book, Jedediah Purdy takes up a question of deep and lasting importance: why is property ownership a value to society? His answer returns us to the foundations of American society and enables us to interpret the writings of the patron saint of liberal economics, Adam Smith, in a wholly new light. Unlike Milton Friedman and other free-market scholars, who consider property a key to efficient markets, Purdy draws upon Smith's theories to argue that the virtues of wealth are social rather than economic. In Purdy's view, ownership does much more than shield one from government interference. Property shapes social life in ways that bring us closer to, or take us farther from, the ideal of a community of free and equal members. This view of property is neither libertarian nor communitarian but treats the community as the precondition of individual freedom. This view informed U.S. law in the early days of the republic, Purdy writes, and it is one that we need to restore today. Touching upon some of the most charged issues in American politics and law, including slavery, inheritance, international development, and climate change, The Meaning of Property offers a compelling new view of property and freedom and enriches our understanding of democratic society"--Jacket
Das Elend der Ironie by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das ist Amerika : Freiheit, Geschäft und Gewalt in der globalisierten Welt by Jedediah Purdy( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal : March/April 2000( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and neoliberalism( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obe krili svobode : Evropa - Amerika by Jedediah Purdy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jedediah Purdy, author, "Being America"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Purdy talks about his book Being America: liberty, commerce, and violence in an American world. Purdy looks at the way people around the world perceive America and the ways that American capitalism and culture shape the world. He also considers the concepts of globalization, liberalism, and modernity. During the talk, he reads a passage from his book concerning conversations he has had with people in Egypt who have, at the same time, an appreciation for both the United States and Osama bin Laden. After his talk, he answers questions from the audience
Ag-gag legislation : the First Amendment and animal agriculture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ag-Gag legislation conceals abuse in animal agriculture by criminalizing whistleblowers who go undercover in factory farms to record footage of the atrocities taking place. These laws act as a barrier, preventing the public from learning the truth about what is happening in this industry. A number of states, including North Carolina, have effectuated these laws. Panelists Professor Jedediah Purdy, Professor Alan Chen (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and Erica Geppi, North Carolina state director for the Humane Society of the United States discuss this important and timely legal issue. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association and Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter
Final roundtable by DELPF Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Final roundtable moderated by Jim Salzman, Ryke Longest, Frank Princoitta, Jonathan Wiener, Michael Toman, Scott Segal, Jedediah Purdy, Douglas Crawford-Brown, Sean Donahue, Jonas Monast, Hari Osofsky
Judicial takings and the courts by Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion on the relationship between judicial takings and the federal courts
Presidential Popular Constitutionalism by Jedediah Purdy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How North Carolina's political environment is affecting the environment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In recent months, the North Carolina legislature has made vast changes to the state's laws in a variety of areas. Four panelists discuss how the current political environment in North Carolina is affecting the natural environment
A charged atmosphere : the future of U.S. policy on global warming by DELPF Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel 3: State preemptions: "Federal Climate Legislation: To Preempt or To Not Preempt?" / Sean Donahue -- "Litigating Urban Growth and Climate Change: Reflections on California v. San Bernardino County" / Hari Osofsky -- "Harmonizing State and Federal Carbon Markets" / Jonas Monast -- moderated by Douglas Crawford-Brown. Panel Overview: Federal climate regulation approaches. However, in the absence of federal action numerous states and regions have already begun their own climate initiatives. How can state and regional regulations be integrated into the national framework? Our panelists will tackle this complex issue and its implications
A tolerable anarchy : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom by Jedediah Purdy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others
Inside the professor's studio--Jedediah Purdy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

3L Almira Moronne will be interviewing the inimitable Professor Jedediah Purdy. Sponsored by the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, "Inside the Professor's Studio" is designed to give students fresh insight into the lives that our professors have led. The series allows our terrific faculty members to tell us a more detailed story of their professional lives than might come out through classroom snippets. Also, it's funny
 
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Being America : liberty, commerce, and violence in an American world
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Being America : liberty, commerce, and violence in an American worldFor common things : irony, trust, and commitment in America todayA tolerable anarchy : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedomThe meaning of property : freedom, community, and the legal imagination
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Jedediah Purdy American legal scholar

Purdy, Jedediah S. 1974-

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