This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...eases to be philosophical and becomes psychological.

(b) Context. Just as a rational man does not hold any conviction out of context — that is: without relating it to the rest of
his knowledge and resolving any possible contradictions — so he does not hold or pursue any desire out of context. And he does not judge what is or is not to his interest out of context, on t he range of any given moment.

Context-dropping is one of the chief psychological tools of evasion. In regard to one’s desires, there are two major ways of context-dropping: the i...
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