I am trying to express the idea that people conflate gender with biology, and that what we call ‘gendered pronouns’ are in fact sexed pronouns.
But the actual editorial choices - what to include, how to conflate contradictory texts - I had assumed were not copyrightable.
What's tricky is that people can conflate those ideas about collage and appropriation and art and culture with ideas about downloading and file-sharing.
One problem with this has already been discussed: if we conflate the idea of a person with that of a human, we are confusing issues of species membership with what gives our lives the value that they have.
Such pessimism has led multiculturalists to conflate the idea of humans as culture-bearing creatures with the idea that humans have to bear a particular culture.
We should be careful not to conflate the practice of appeasement with the idea of appeasement, and thereby consign it, willy-nilly, to damnation.
Historically, editors have tended to conflate the quarto and Folio texts.
There are in fact two distinct arguments, but I will argue that neither works on its own, and that the plausibility of utilitarianism depends on conflating the two.
This is part of a broader limitation of institutionalist economics which, as a ‘middle range’ theory, systematically conflates the levels of abstraction in its analyses.
But today the implications of such a conflation of different levels of criticism and prejudice are dangerously censorious.