Bob was teaching two courses both called “Methods in Political Science” or something. And one section he taught with a kind of methodological “How do you do research?” and the other was the one I was in, which was Methods with a completely different spin. A little saying at the top of the syllabus was a quote from Camus, “For Methods imply Metaphysics: Unconsciously they disclose conclusions that they often claim not to know yet.” And the whole focus of our branch of the Methods course was sort of the great questions in politics and philosophy, you know, “What is truth?” “What is a good society?” “What is a good person?”

Steve Lewis '60,
Former Economics Professor and Provost