20 June 2011

Pride of Procrustes

There is this beautiful word called Procrustean |prəˈkrəstēən; prō-| adjective(esp. of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality : a fixed Procrustean rule.

Here is an excerpt of Justice for Hedgehodges by Ronald Dworkin:

Hence the word: Procrustean
This came to me via Chelsea via Chris (via Dworkin?)