Concepts lie by omission

"Concepts" are universalized and helpful in pointing out generalities. The danger of concepts is that they omit particularity’s complicated, messy truth.

The simplicity of an abstract idea (concept) is a handy guide. Still, we must temper our lazy compulsion to assign these attractive concepts to, or privilege them over, a concrete experience rich with intuition.

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