Those who vacillate when it comes to decision making are like the Buridan's ass
O sorriso ao final do capitulo Buridan's Ass
(capitulo 6) revela que a transformacao ja se completou e, deste ponto em diante, Lester e ardiloso e amoral.
Just as Buridan's ass
has reason not to starve to death, we have reason to execute the rescue mission before everyone dies.
is an example sometimes quoted in which intellectual discipline?
2) Buridan's ass
cases compromise this desire always to churn out a univocal verdict.
Personally, I think bibliographical control today is a lot like the parable of Buridan's ass
, where the hungry and thirsty creature is placed midway between hay and water, and, unable to choose between them, dies of hunger.
In these cases, rational calculation would lead to the plight of Buridan's Ass
, which died rather than make a decision with no clear rational basis.
Perched on the indifferent peak of reason, Buridan's ass
is doomed to starvation.
During this brief run-through, keep in mind the Paradox of Buridan's Ass
Chapter One, on "Choice Without Preference: The Problem of Buridan's Ass
," considers how it is possible to make a rational choice with symmetric desires.
In the famous philosopher's paradox of Buridan's Ass
, the logical donkey cannot choose between equal piles of fodder, and starves as a result.