"The ripping away of a concept from its proper place in a context, and elevating it to undeserved status" (J. WARFIELD, 1991, pers comm.).
This is the opposite of subsumption.
WARFIELD uses the example of the so-called "economic man" as the not otherwise qualified subject of economic science, thus supersuming one particular aspect of men's behavior and "thereby perpetuate a defective, arbitrary defined, set of ideas about human behavior" (1990 b, p.291).
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