Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

The Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society is an academic journal published by the American Philosophical Society.

Articles from Vol. 159, No. 2, June

"A Net of Intrigue and Selfish Rivalry": Woodrow Wilson and Power Politics during World War I 1
Woodrow Wilson looms over American politics to a remarkable degree today, especially in connection with foreign policy debates. Both critics and supporters present Wilsonianism as a supposedly idealistic foreign policy focused on upholding international...
Benjamin Franklin's Wife's Apoplexy and Mid-Eighteenth Century Medicine
On 16 April 1768, Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), then 62 and in England, wrote a letter to his stay-at-home wife, Deborah (Franklin, née Read; 1708-74; Figure 1).1 "Amidst all the sickness and misfortunes of our friends," he began, "what reason have you...
Edmund Sears Morgan: 17 January 1916 * 8 July 2013
EDMUND S. MORGAN, one of the most talented historians to write about early America, died on 8 July 2013. He was 97. Morgan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Edmund Morris and Elsie Smith Morgan. He had a sister, Roberta.Morgan's family was one of...
Expert Opinion on the Wine Market 1
INTRODUCTIONBecause wine is an experience good (i.e., its quality cannot be ascertained before consumption), experts and their critical reviews may help to fill an information void. Accordingly, the market for expert opinion on wine is large. The seven...
Michel Crozier: 6 November 1922 * 23 May 2013
MICHEL CROZIER EST MORT. Michel Crozier is dead, and I must write about him as a minor representative of the hundreds of his American friends. I will try, but I know too well the inadequacies of words. Michel was a model of an engaged social scientist,...
Reading Dogs Reading Us 1
Thank you for having me here at the American Philosophical Society, and thanks to Judith Shapiro for inviting me. I study- believe it or not-dog behavior and cognition, a relatively new and exciting field, especially for those of us who are interested...
Robert Bellah: 23 February 1927 * 30 July 2013
"TIME IN ITS AGING COURSE teaches all things," wrote Aeschylus. No one learned more from it than Robert Bellah. Where does religion come from, and where does it lead us? No one wrestled and played more deeply with these questions than he did or more...
Seamus Justin Heaney: 13 April 1939 * 30 August 2013
SEAMUS HEANEY, the most famous English-language poet of his era and (as was often said) the greatest Irish poet since W. B. Yeats, was awarded in 1995 the Nobel Prize "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the...
Telecommunications in World War I 1
INTRODUCTIONI would like to thank the American Philosophical Society for the honor of this opportunity to address it. The subject of World War I is an enormous one, and I trust that the presentations this morning will whet your appetite to learn more...
Ward H. Goodenough: 30 May 1919 * 9 June 2013
ALTHOUGH RATHER SHORT in physical stature, Ward Goodenough was a towering figure in twentieth- and early twenty-firstcentury anthropology. Beginning with the publication of his doctoral dissertation, which was revised and published as Property, Kin,...
William Warren Scranton: 19 July 1917 * 28 July 2013
IT WAS CERTAINLY NOT INEVITABLE that Bill Scranton would turn to politics. He never avowedly sought office. The office sought him-or rather his party leaders often turned to him-and his sense of noblesse oblige usually overrode any initial reluctance...
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