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How should ideologies and philosophies be handled in the dictionary?


A lot of argument I hear online goes like: >X-ists did Y unpleasant, immoral or illegal thing. >NO TRUE SCOTSMAN FALLACY: Other X-ists are quick to use the dictionary to say "They did Y but that is not in the definition of X-ism". > Well duh, of course that's always technically true, because for ideologies, philosophies, or causes, dictionary definitions are bare-bones descriptions that put everything in as basic, simplified, uncontroversial terms as possible. Violence is not in the actual dictionary definition of any given ideology. But how do we fix this problem with dictionary definitions?

 

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