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Submitted by jayell, Oct 28, 2016 11:53
There are two closely-related phenomena that I call 'Inappropriate Conceptual Extension' (ICE) and 'Inappropriate Conceptual Transposition' (lCT), both very similar, and which seem to be at work here. Briefly, ICE is where a concept or idea is taken past the point of its logical relevance through excessive zeal or/and intellectual tunnel-vision on the part of its proponents, and ICT is where a concept/idea is taken out of its correct context and placed in another, usually as a spurious justification for pressure-group or political activity. A good example of these phenomena is found in current feminism, where the thrust of a justifiable 'equality' debate has continued despite passing a point of reasonable resolution and is now used to promote an appallingly aggressive and destructive misandry. Whether or not the parties responsible for indulging in this sort of 'intellectual enterprise' do so out of conscious malice or misguided idealism is irrelevant. The consequences of their intemperance are too damaging to allow avoidance of serious challenge.
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