Weak views, strongly held

A couple of days ago I read a fascinating essay. It’s Venkatesh Rao’s post The Cactus and The Weasel. He starts from the archetypes of fox and hedgehog, originally introduced by Isaiah Berlin, and goes on to analyze their thinking in detail. I attempted to summarize it, but failed. Just read it yourself.

I’m certainly more of a fox than a hedgehog.


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