5/23: eureka moment
A European physicist recently wrote to me with a question about Hesiod. I've been thinking about what and how I want to answer, and while I was kayaking this evening my thoughts crystallized in a breakthrough-for-me kind of way: Hesiod's epistemology is based neither on knowledge nor on belief but on hope. This is connected to ideas I've had for some time, but I don't think I've ever put it as tidily. It'll take me some time to articulate what I mean by an "epistemology of hope" and connect it to the physicist's question, but I think it really works to describe Hesiod.