Evasion Versus Rationalization Versus Context-Dropping
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 13 November 2011, Question 3
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 13 November 2011, I answered a question on evasion versus rationalization versus context-dropping.
How are evasion, rationalization, and context-dropping similar and different? When thinking over a problem I notice that these terms can often be applied simultaneously. So what do they mean – and how are they similar and different?
My Answer, In Brief: Evasion is the fundamental phenomena, and the source of evil. Rationalization and context-dropping are two common methods of concealing and thereby assisting that evasion.
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