The “argument by fuzzy concept” fallacy is second only to ad hominem… An argument of intellectual indoctrination, laziness and dullness which, if pressed, degenerates into circular reasoning, requiring, at best, a definition by negation (“not hate, not lust, not friendship, not nⁿ…”)
Got a World Peace problem? Climate Change? Egocentrism? Self-esteem? Happiness? Solve it all with LOVE™.
Let’s quote the Wikipedia definition, worked out by a committee of thousands:
“Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. The color wheel theory of love defines 3 primary, 3 secondary and 9 tertiary love styles, describing them in terms of the traditional color wheel. The triangular theory of love suggests ‘intimacy, passion and commitment’ are core components of love. Love has additional religious or spiritual meaning. This diversity of uses and meanings combined with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.”
Difficult to define? So, that World Peace or Self-Esteem problem? The solution is? Oops! 😂
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