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  • n. The state or condition of being sphexish.


sphexish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • A central error the Economist piece make is to conflate the absence of radical freedom with what Dan Dennett has dubbed sphexishness, which is to say, a particularly crude and stupid way of being determined.

    Political Freedom: No Metaphysics Required

  • It goes beyond formula or personal style into the realm of obsessive compulsion, automatism, and even sphexishness.

    Archive 2009-02-15

  • I read it for hours, enthralled in the wee hours of the morning by stuff like sphexishness.

    Archive 2007-03-01


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