Did Adam Smith know what it was like to be in love? AdamSmithWorks, a beautiful website devoted to all things Smith, has just published my “Adam Smith in Love” primer here. (By the way, one of my favorite parts of AdamSmithWorks is the series “What Adam Smith Ate,” containg recipes of Smith’s favorite meals, like Basque Cabbage Soup.) In my primer, I present the available evidence and let readers draw their own conclusions. For the full-length version of “Adam Smith in Love,” along with my own conjectures about Smith’s enigmatic loves, see here.
Note: We will be blogging much less frequently until Monday, June 7. Next month, we will turn our attention to the Zapruder film, Kurt Goedel’s “Leibniz Conspiracy,” and my friend Bob Sanger’s beautiful paper on Gettier cases.