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- n. The state or condition of being sphexish.
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.
It goes beyond formula or personal style into the realm of obsessive compulsion, automatism, and even sphexishness.
I read it for hours, enthralled in the wee hours of the morning by stuff like sphexishness.