—“I would say via negative appears counter-intuitive to most. And that’s part of the problem: reliance on intuition (or counter intuition) for navigation and problem solving”— Micah Pezdirtz
Yes, the via-negativa is the hardest habit to develop.
In economic terms, via-negativa consists of just looking for the equilibrating force, and so it’s all just the application of economic (equilibration) and science (falsification) to what we traditionally treat as moral questions (justification).
It’s so much part of our language, and culture, and literature… and history. It’s just like learning the earth isn’t the center but an irrelevant little bit of dust in the galactic suburbs – and that man isn’t designed just an accident of evolutionary experimentation.