Difference between revisions of "Rationalist taboo"

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==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
  
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nu/taboo_your_words/ Taboo Your Words] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nu/taboo_your_words/ Taboo Your Words] and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/nv/replace_the_symbol_with_the_substance/ Replace the Symbol with the Substance] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/np/disputing_definitions/ Disputing Definitions] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/np/disputing_definitions/ Disputing Definitions] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:45, 20 June 2009

Rationalist taboo is a technique for fighting muddles in discussions. By prohibiting the use of a certain word and all the words synonymous to it, people are forced to elucidate the specific contextual meaning they want to express, thus removing ambiguity otherwise present in a single word.

Blog posts