WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

epistemological urge

Marilynne Robinson Via NEH:

Robinson’s work is unified not just by its grace and emotional power, but by its epistemological urge—her career is marked by her various efforts to understand how we come to understanding. “The question always is, how can I know what I need to know, how well can I trust what I seem to know, how well can I articulate what seems to me needs to be said?” she asks. “Different disciplines pose the question in different ways, and that’s why I find science and so on so interesting, because they put another light on that same question. But that’s always the question.”

President Obama & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation in Iowa

Via SoundCloud (two parts, 30 minutes each)