Isaiah Berlin and Animals… THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

In Berlin’s essay, The Hedgehog and the Fox, Berlin plays a fun classification game.

“”I never meant it very seriously. I meant it as a kind of enjoyable intellectual game, but it was taken seriously. Every classification throws light on something.”

For Berlin, there are two sorts of thinkers. Those like the hedgehog, who have one big idea, and those like the fox, who have many small ideas.

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