The discipline of Adam Smith

By running up all the different virtues too to this one species of propriety, Epicurus indulged in a propensity which is natural to all men, but which philosophers in particular are apt to cultivate with a peculiar fondness, as the great means of displaying their ingenuity, the propensity to account for all appearances from as … Continue reading

Memed, My Hawk

plane tree [photo credit unavailable]

I was leaning easily against a tall, cream-colored column when Chris Abani spoke to a writing class at the University of Iowa. This was a year and a half ago, so my memories are like a book of old photos, all faded colors and lens flares. I remember clearly, though, a rich discussion of the … Continue reading