Buridan-s-ass meaning

The hypothetical donkey who is placed precisely midway between two sources of food and/or water.
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(countable, chiefly derogatory) A person or organization who doesn't make a choice.
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(uncountable, chiefly derogatory) Collectively, people who don't make a choice.
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Origin of buridan-s-ass

  • After the fourteenth-century French philosopher Jean Buridan, whose philosophy of moral determinism it satirises.

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