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Tim Discar February 15, 2011 UWP 101 Haynes Journal Entry #10 In the reading excerpt, “The Hedgehog and the Fox,” by Sir Isaiah Berlin, the author goes into describing two types of individuals in the world: Foxes and Hedgehogs. Based on fragments of the Greek poet Archilochus, a fox is one who knows many things while the hedgehog knows one big thing. While this concept is very vague, it is hard to categorize or even make the generalization that everyone in the world falls into either of the two categories exclusively. Berlin goes to list many important historical figures and categorizes them without a real explanation in why each falls into either section. With such a good parable to break down apart into a more in depth analysis of the human mind and behavior, I am disappointed in how the
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Unformatted text preview: author asserts his arguments, leaving the article open ended for interpretation. Having high expectations based on the first article, the subsequent excerpts felt drawn out lacking much evidence to support either claims of hedgehog or fox. While the evidence they did provide was valid, the analysis of the data was not as concise to an every day reader. I did not fully comprehend the points the author was trying to insinuate with the calibration data, claiming that foxes have a grater advantage. The graph while convincing, does not really illustrate clearly what the author is trying to say, filled with cluttered labeling of the axis. Rereading Excerpt #2, I still cannot fully grasp the concept the author is trying to portray, due to the wording of the actual article....
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