In Sunday’s Philosophy in Action Webcast, I discussed evasion versus rationalization versus context-dropping. The question was:

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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