Definition of Explaining Away

What is Explaining Away?

When novelty -- a difference -- first emerges it is quite fragile and prone to mis-recognized as what already exists. It is very hard to see difference as a difference.

Two dangerous but very common habits that erase difference is our tendency to Universalize, or reduce things to a form of Utility.

See: Universalizing, Utility-as-the-answer.

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