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Jon Elster has taught at the Universite; de Paris VIII, the University of Oslo, the University of Chicago, Columbia University and the Collège de France. He is the author of twenty-three books translated into seventeen languages, including Ulysses and the Sirens (1979), Sour Grapes (1983), Making Sense of Marx (1985), Alchemies of the Mind (1999), Explaining Social Behavior (2007), Le de;sinte;ressement (2009), Alexis de Tocqueville: The First Social Scientist (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and L'Irrationalite; (2010). Professor Elster is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Academia Europaea, and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Causes.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General -- bisacsh.