A professor might say, "I'm not interested in how linear or
predictable the system is, because I believe in virtuitics: the true
virtue of the system."
And he brings up a principle from David Hume called Hume's
Arrow: that no system is strictly predictable.
"The virtue of the system, then," he says "transcends
You look at him dubiously, but then he adds:
"In virtuitics, the system is more predictable if we leave out how
predictable it IS, and focus on whatever is virtuous about the
And that is the end of the lecture.
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