Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae

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EMPLOYMENT |  QUALIFICATIONS  |  PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS  |  GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND PRIZES  
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES  |  ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AT YALE  
INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING  |  CONFERENCES ORGANIZED  |  TEACHING
LECTURES, SEMINARS, AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Ian Shapiro, Ph.D.
Sterling Professor of Political Science
Henry R. Luce Director
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center
for International and Area Studies at Yale

34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8206
Phone: (203) 432-9368
Fax: (203) 432-9383
ian.shapiro@yale.edu

EMPLOYMENT

Yale University, Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor, 1984; Associate Professor, 1988; Professor, 1992

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Political Science, 2000

Sterling Professor of Political Science, 2005

Chairman, January 1999 – June 2004

Other Yale appointments

Henry R. Luce Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, 2004-2014

Director, Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, 1992-98; 2000-01

Professor, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, 1992-

Professor Yale School of Management, 2013 - 2018

Professor (Adjunct) Yale Law School, spring 2004; spring 2009; fall 2010; spring 2012; spring 2013

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QUALIFICATIONS

J. D. Yale Law School 1987

Ph.D., with distinction, Yale University (Political Science) 1983

M. Phil., Yale University (Political Science) 1980

B.Sc. (Hons). Bristol University, U.K. (Philosophy & Politics) 197

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PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS

Books

Edited Books

Selected Articles

Interviews & Lectures

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS, AND PRIZES

2009. Elected Member. Council on Foreign Relations

2008. Elected Fellow. American Philosophical Society

2001. Charles A. Porter teaching prize, Yale Summer Program.

2000-2002. Carnegie Scholar ($100,000 award from Carnegie Corporation of New York for project on Democracy and Distribution in the United States).

2000. Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Spring 1999; Spring 1995. Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford.

1997-8. Visiting Scholar. Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town.

1997-8. Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala. Declined.

1991-92. Fellow in International Jurisprudence, New York University Law School.

1988-89. Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

1988-89. Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California.

1985: Leo Strauss Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation in political philosophy awarded by the American Political Science Association.

Yale Research Funds: Concilium for International and Area Studies Research Fund (1997, 1995), Institution for Social and Policy Studies Research Fund (1999, 1995, 1994, 1993), Enders Publications Fund (1990), Block Fund (1990), Social Science Faculty Fund (1988, 1986), Griswold Fund (1987).

1982-3: Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship for doctoral research on ethical and religious values, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

1977: Evelyn Miller-Barstow Prize for the study of politics, University of Bristol, England.

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EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Editorial Board, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, 2005-.

Editorial Board, Political Research Quarterly, 2006-.

Editorial Board, Critical Horizons, 2001-.

Co-Editor (with Keith Darden), Problems of International Politics series for Cambridge University Press, 2006-.

Editor, Contemporary Political Theory series for Cambridge University Press, 1996-.

Editorial Board, Rethinking the Western Tradition series for Yale University Press. 1998-.

Editor, NOMOS. 1991-2000.

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PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Vice President, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. 2013-15

Board of Advisors, public television series on “Great Negotiations in History.” 2005-

Consultant to UNDP project on “Accelerating Access to Justice” in developing countries. 2005-6.

Executive Committee, The Future of American Democracy Foundation. 2005-

Leo Strauss prize committee chair, APSA. For the best PhD dissertation in political philosophy. 2004.

Section head, Normative Political Theory, 2001 American Political Science Association's annual meeting, San Francisco.

Visiting Committees. Cornell Government Department (February 2002); Stanford Political Science Department (April 2002); University of Pennsylvania Program on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (April 2004).

Council, American Political Science Association. 1995-7.

Council, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. 1991-9.

Visiting Committees: Cornell Government Department (February 2002); Stanford Political Science Department (April 2002; University of Pennsylvania Program on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (April, 2004); Hebrew University Department of Political Science and International Relations (2007); Ohio State University International Studies (2007).

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ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AT YALE

Henry R. Luce Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, 2004-2014.

Committee on Academic Resources, 2012-14.

Chair, Department of Political Science, January 1999-June 2005.

Provost’s Standing Advisory and Appointments Committee for the Yale School of Management, 2002-10.

Committee on Cooperative Research, 2000-03 (Chair, spring 2001; 2001-02 year; 2002-03 year).

Advisory Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Program, 1998-2003.

Director, Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics, 1992-98; 2001-02; 2008-09.

Advisory Committee, Center for Comparative Research, 2000-4.

University Budget Committee, 1996-97.

Committee on Yale College Education. Coordinating committee and chair of working group on social and international studies, 2002-4.

Chair, Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, 1996-7.

Social Sciences Divisional and Tenure Appointments Committee, 1994-96.

Provost’s Advisory Committee on the Philosophy Department, 1995-6.

Humanities Tenure Appointments Committee, 1993-94.

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, 1993-97.

Publications Committee, Yale University Press, 1994-95, 1998-99.

Executive Committee, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, 1994-96; 2005-08.

Executive Committee, Yale Concilium on International and Area Studies, 1992-97, 1998-2004.

Associate Director, Southern Africa Research Program, 1990-94.

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TEACHING

Philosophy of Science for the Social Sciences. Graduate seminar, spring 2013

Introduction to Political Theory. Graduate seminar, fall 2012; with Hélène Landemore, fall 2013

State and Society. School of Management core course. With Douglas Rae. Spring 2013

Capitalism as a Political Order. Graduate/undergraduate semiar, fall 2011. With Douglas Rae

Non-domination as a political ideal.  Graduate/undergraduate seminar, spring 2011, fall 2011

The Politics, Law, and Economics of Affirmative Action. Graduate/undergraduate/law seminar, fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

An Introduction to the Study of Politics. Graduate seminar, fall 2006; fall 2007; fall 2008

Democracy in World Politics. Year long senior research seminar in International Studies major, 2006-2007; 2007-2008; 2008-2009, 2010 calendar year

Democracy and Distribution. Graduate/undergraduate research seminar, spring 2001; fall 2002; spring 2005; spring 2006; spring 2009, fall 2009; fall 2013

The Moral Foundations of Politics. Undergraduate lecture course, spring 1994, fall 1994, fall 1996, fall 1998, fall 1999, fall 2000, fall 2001, spring 2003, spring 2004, spring 2005, spring 2006; spring 2008, spring 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012; fall 2013

Issues in Democratic Theory. Graduate seminar, fall 2003, fall 2005, fall 2009.

The Politics of Tax Policy. Graduate/Law School research seminar, spring 2004. With Michael Graetz.

Political Science PhD prospectus seminar, fall 2000, fall 2001.

South African politics in comparative perspective. Graduate/undergraduate seminar, spring 2002. Co-taught with Jeremy Seekings.

Democracy and its Critics. Undergraduate lecture course, spring 1999, spring 2000.

Senior Essay Colloquium in Political Science, fall 1998, fall 2000; fall 2001.

Democratic Statecraft. Year long undergraduate lecture course, 1995-6. Co-taught with David Apter, Robert Dahl, Rogers Smith and Norma Thompson.

Democratization. Graduate/undergraduate seminar, spring 1996. Co-taught with Leonard Wantchekon.

Democratic Innovation. Graduate seminar, fall 1992.

Democracy and Social Justice. Graduate research seminar, spring 1992, fall 1993, spring 1996, fall 1998, fall 1999, fall 2004.

Classics of Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Introductory historical survey for Ethics, Politics, and Economics undergraduate major, spring 1991.

Research and Writing. Graduate seminar, spring 1991, spring 1999, spring 2000, fall 2003/spring 2004.

Introduction to Political Philosophy. Undergraduate lecture course, spring 1990.

Culture and Social Criticism. Junior and senior seminar for Ethics, Politics and Economics major, fall 1989, fall 1990.

Foundations of Contemporary Political Theory. Undergraduate lecture course, fall 1984, summer 1985 summer 1986, fall 1986, summer 1987, fall 1987, summer 1988, summer 1989, summer 1990, summer 1991, summer 1992, spring 1993.

Theories of Value in Economics and Politics since the Reformation. Graduate/undergraduate lecture course, spring 1985.

Directed Studies, History and Politics. Interdisciplinary freshman course, cotaught with faculty from History, Classics, Philosophy and English Departments, spring 1985, spring 1993.

Crime and Punishment. Undergraduate lecture course, spring 1985, fall 1986, as seminar, summer 1987, summer 1988, summer 1989, summer 1990, summer 1993, summer 1994, summer 1995, spring 2002, spring (co-taught with Greg Huber), spring 2003 (with Huber), fall 2003, fall 2004 (With Casiano Hacker-C--rdon).

New Work in Political Theory. Graduate research seminar, fall 1984, spring 1987.

Contemporary Political Theory. Departmental seminar, spring 1987, spring 1988, spring 1990, spring 1992, fall 1994.

Graduate Proseminar in Contemporary Political Theory. Co-taught with D. Apter and D. Rae fall, 1986, solo fall 1987, fall 1989, fall 1990, fall 1992, spring 1993, fall 2002.

Naturalism and Political Theory. Graduate/undergraduate seminar, spring 1988.

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INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING

As Director of the MacMillan Center in collaboration with President Levin and members of the Yale development staff, instrumental in securing over $130 million in grants, gifts, and pledges for international studies.

As Chairman of the Department of Political Science, in collaboration with President Levin and members of the Yale development staff, instrumental in securing over $1.5 million in grants, gifts, and pledges for political science teaching and research.

As Director of the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics, in collaboration with President Levin and members of the Yale development staff, instrumental in securing over $2.7 million in grants, gifts, and pledges to support undergraduate teaching, lecture series, and publications.

Principal Yale Investigator for $40,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to run conference on Economics, Values, and Organization with Louis Putterman and Avner Ben-Nir (1995-6).

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CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

The MacMillan Center, Yale University. December 2009. “Nationalism” one day workshop. Co-organized with John Dunn.

Univeristy of Cape Town and Yale Center for International and Area Studies. August 11-12, 2006 (Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town) and April 27-28, 2007 (Yale). Two-part conference on "After Apartheid: The Second Decade" co-organized with Kahreen Tebeau.

Yale University. April 29-May1, 2005. “Distributive Politics.” Co-organized with Peter Swenson.

Yale University. December 3-5, 2004. "The Challenge of Contingency in the Social Sciences: A Conference in Honor of Robert Dahl." 

Yale University. April 30 to May 2, 2004. "Order, Conflict, and Violence." Co-organized with Stathis Kalyvas.

Department of Political Science, Yale University. October 3-4, 2003. "Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances"  Co-organized with Seyla Benhabib. 

Department of Political Science, Yale University. April 3-6, 2003. "Crafting and operating institutions." Co-organized with Stephen Skowronek.

Department of Political Science, Yale University. December 6-8, 2002. "Problems versus Methods in the Study of Politics." Co-organized with Rogers Smith.

April 1, 2001. "Rethinking Political Order: The Nation State in the Emerging World." Yale Alumni conference.

November 12-14, 1999. "Democracy and Distribution." Co-organized with Adam Przeworski.

Department of Political Science and Yale Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics. February/March 1997. "Rethinking Democracy for a New Century."

Yale Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics. April 1996. "Economics, Values and Organization." Co-organized with Louis Putterman and Avner Ben-Nir.

Conference for the Study of Political Thought and Yale Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics. April 7-9, 1995 . "Private Values and Public Life." Co-organized with Alan Ryan.

Yale Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics. April 7-8, 1984 . "Ethics and the Social Fabric." Co-organized with David Schmidtz.

Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow . May 25-29, 1992 . "Liberalism and the Preconditions for Democracy." Co-organized with B. Kapustin.

American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. Program chair for 1990 meeting on "Democratic Community." San Francisco , August 1990.

Department of Political Science, Yale University . May 1987. "Process and Outcome in Democratic Theory and Politics."

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LECTURES, SEMINARS, AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Can Democracy be Imposed, and Will it be Imposed in Iraq?” University of Oslo, May 2004.

"The State of Democratic Theory" Roundtable disc“Can Democracy be Imposed, and Will it be Imposed in Iraq?” University of Oslo, May 2004.ussion of book by that title. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia , PA , August, 2003.

Death and Taxes? The estate tax repeal and American democracy” (with Mayling Birney), At 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia , PA , August, 2003; Stanford Political Science Department, January, 2004; Harvard Government Department, April, 2004.

"Walking both sides of the street: PAC contributions and political competition" (with Jennifer Steen). At the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston, MA, August, 2002.

"Problems, methods, and theories in the study of politics or: what's wrong with political science and what to do about it." C.E. Lindblom Lecture on Public Policy at Yale, February 2001; Keynote address at a conference on "Contesting Politics: Current Perspectives in Political Science" at the New School University, New York in April 2001; Political theory workshop at Ohio State University in May 2001; panel on "What is Political Theory?" at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco in September 2001; University of Southern California Legal Theory Workshop in December 2001.

“Democracy and distribution.” Yale Tercentennial DeVane lecture in the "Democratic Vistas" series. January 2001.

"Power and democracy." Keynote lecture at a joint session of the Danish and Norwegian Democracy and Power Project, Copenhagen, May 2001.

"The politics of distribution in democracies: supply and demand side considerations." Yale conference on the occasion of G.A. Cohen's 60th birthday. May, 2001; Sawyer Seminar, Columbia University, October 2001; Political theory workshop, University of Pennsylvania, December 2001.

"The Political Science Discipline: A Comment on David Laitin's Proposal," American Political Science Association, September 2001.

"The state of democratic theory," Villa Lana, Prague, May 2000; American Political Science Association, September 2000, Faculty workshop at Ohio State University, May 2001, Political science workshop, University of Cape Town, June 2001.

Porthemus lecture, University of Georgia, April 2000. "Why the poor don't soak the rich: Notes on democracy and distribution."Also presented at Columbia Political Theory Workshop, October 1999; New School for Social Research, October 1999 and Yale Conference on Democracy and Distribution, November 1999.

"Optimal deliberation?" Presented at conference on Deliberating about Deliberative Democracy, University of Texas, Austin, February 2000 and Nuffield College, Oxford, March, 2000.

"Author meets critics" roundtable discussions of my book Democratic Justice at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA., August 1999 and the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000.

Author meets critics" roundtable discussion of my book, Democracy's Place at the New York State Political Science Association, Jon Jay College, New York, April 1997.

"Competing models of democracy," Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Moscow Linguistic University, April 1997.

"Democracy in the Modern age," Moscow State Institute for International Relations.

“Democratic theories of justice,” Moscow State University, April 1997.

"Democratic justice and the control of work," American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, August 1998; Villa Lana, Prague, May 1999; Department of Political Science, New York University, February 1997; Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, April 1997, Conference on "Liberalism and Change," University of California Berkeley, January 1999.

"Governing children," American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, August 1998; Conference on Contested Terrains: Social Conflict and Critique, Villa Lana, Prague, May 1996; Department of Political Science, Berkeley, October 1997; New York University Law School, November 1996; Maxwell School, Syracuse University, February 1997.

"Nationalism within democratic institutions," Workshop on Democracy and Constitutionalism, New School for Social Research, December 1995.

"Pathologies revisited: Reflections on our critics," with D. Green. Rational Choice Workshop, Departments of Economics and Political Science, University of Chicago, October, 1995; Harvard University, School of Public Health; Conference on Rational Choice and the Social Sciences, McGill University, March 1999.

"Rational choice explanations of politics; Why has so little been learned?" With D. Green. Public Choice Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1993; American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1993; Dartmouth University, October 1994; Harriman Institute, Columbia University, December 1994; Department of Political Science, Indiana University, February 1995; Olin Institute, Harvard University, February 1995; Department of Commerce and Administration, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, March 1995; Department of Political Science, Wesleyan University, March 1995; Nuffield College, Oxford, May 1995.

"Democratic justice." Political Theory Workshop, Johns Hopkins University, May 1993; American Politics Workshop, Northwestern University, May 1994; Political theory seminar, University of Cape Town, South Africa, August 1994; Villa Colombella Seminar on Democracy, Dijon, France, September 1994; Legal Theory Workshop, University of Toronto, December 1994; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, March 1995, University of Melbourne, Australia, March 1995; Research School, Australian National University, Canberra, March 1995; Center on Political Economy, Washington University, St. Louis, May 1995; Political theory workshop, Nuffield College, Oxford, May 1995; Political Science Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, May 1995; American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 1995; Political Theory Workshop, Princeton University, September 1995; Tel Aviv University, Department of Political Science, March 1996.

"Harnessing the profit motive: Education and housing in the new South Africa." For the Conference on South Africa in Transition, The Holiday Inn, Cape Town, South Africa, August 15-17, 1994, with Nicoli Nattrass.

"South Africa's negotiated transition: Democracy and opposition in comparative perspective," with Courtney Jung. Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 1994; Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, March 1995; New York Law School, February 1996; Tel Aviv University, Department of Political Science, March 1996; New York University, Department of Political Science, May 1996.

"Formal political theory: mathematics, mechanics, or magic?" Roundtable on Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory, 1994 meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York City.

"Democracy and the shape of civil institutions." American Political Science Association, Roundtable, New York City, August 1994.

"The false promise of realist social theory," with A. Wendt. American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 1993.

"The case for democratic justice." American Political Science Association, Chicago, Roundtable, August 1992.

"Democratic paternalism and religious freedom: A Critique of Wisconsin v. Yoder," with R. Arneson. American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 1992; Department of Commerce and Administration, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, March 1995.

"Democracy and collective action." Public Choice Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1992.

"Democracy and civil society" International School of Political Science, Tallinn, Estonia, October 1991 and conference on Liberalism and the Preconditions for Democracy at the Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow, May 1992 and at Kazakh State University, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, June 1992.

"Domestic democracy." American Political Science Association in Washington, DC, August 199; New York University Law School Faculty Workshop, 1992.

"Democracy in the transition from communism to capitalism." Conference on the transition from totalitarianism to democracy sponsored by the Soviet Academy of the Social Sciences in Moscow, March 11-15, 1991, and at the Institute of Sociology of the Soviet Academy in Leningrad, March 18-20, 1991.

"Critical naturalism and political theory." Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, March 1989; Department of Political Science Stanford University, March 1989, The University of Michigan, April 1989; The Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto, April 1989; Washington University, St. Louis, May 1989; Conference on Realism and the Human Sciences, Southampton University, England, September 1990.

"The difference that realism makes: philosophy of science and the politics of consent," with Alexander Wendt. American Political Science Association, San Francisco, August 1990.

"Three ways to be a democrat." Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, California, August 1989; , Department of Political Science, Indiana University, March 1990; The New School for Social Research, March 1990; Center for Ethics and Public Life, Cornell University, February 1991; Department of Political Science, UCLA, April 1991; Columbia University Seminar on Political and Social Theory, April, 1992.

"A response to Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind." Yale Club of San Francisco, April 1989.

"Resources, capacities, and ownership: The workmanship ideal and distributive justice." Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Atlanta, Georgia, August 1989; Clark Lecture Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, November 1989.

"Notes toward a naturalist theory of rights and obligations in property." Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC, August 1988.

"Republican property: Antibourgeois alternative? A critique and reinterpretation of J.G.A. Pocock's account." Conference on Liberalism and the Moral Life in New York City sponsored by the Conference for the Study of Political Thought, March 1988.

"Three fallacies concerning majorities, minorities and democratic politics." NOMOS lecture in Political Science, Chicago Illinois, September 1987, to a seminar cosponsored by the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy and the University of Maryland in March 1988, and to the annual meeting of the New England Political Science Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 1988.

"Agents, actions, and legitimate purposes in political theory and jurisprudence." Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, Illinois, September 1987; Columbia University Political Theory Seminar, November 1987.

"Notes on the republican ideal in American politics, history, and political theory." American Politics Seminar, Columbia University in October 1986 and at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1987.

"The history of ideas as therapeutic diagnosis." Boston Chapter, Conference for the Study of Political Thought in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1986.

"Can there be a postmodern political theory?" Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1985.

"Stagflation and the New Right," with John Kane. Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Denver, Colorado, September 1982.

"Realism and the history of political theory," with Jeffrey Isaac. Annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 1981.

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