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“Valeat Quantum Valere Potest”: Pragmatism and the Class Politics of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s Copyright Jurisprudence, Continued

The following is Part 3 of Kurt Newman’s guest essay. Part 1: “The taste of any public is not to be treated with contempt”: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and the Class Politics of Progressive Era Copyright Jurisprudence Part 2: James Livingston’s Pragmatism Having worked through James Livingston’s powerful revision of the history of pragmatist thought, we are now in a position to return to the question of the class politics of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s copyright jurisprudence. We concluded Part 2 with the proposition that three dimensions of nineteenth-century US pragmatism are particularly relevant to our project: the embrace of Read more