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17 November 2011

Video: Evasion, Rationalization, and Context-Dropping in the Personhood Movement

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday's Philosophy in Action Webcast, I discussed evasion versus rationalization versus context-dropping. I'm post it here because, in the process of answering that question, I talked about the evasions, rationalizations, and context-dropping in the "personhood" movement.

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.
Here's the video of my full answer:
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