Fence Sitter

A longtime and friendly intellectual adversary gave me reason for the umpteenth time to briefly consider my so-called metaphysical positions, each of which is fuzzy and none which entertain much of a so-called commitment.

I’m listening to the unabridged The Black Swan. Its author Nassim Taleb offers a term new to me: skeptical empiricist. I have already appropriated it. Years ago, Guy Hutt, offered that he was a heuristic whore. I appropriated it too. I’d like to say I’m a methodological agnostic, but, alas, I’m too passive-aggressive. So, I settle for the time honored participant-observer.

Yet, these are labels, not positions. The map is not the territory!

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