I was thinking that philosophy should adopt a standardized terminology that's used when discussing philosophical matters. It would be a huge task and would divert discussion for a while but it may be become indispensable because philosophy could then make good progress. It just gets frustrating to hear the answer "It depends what you mean by ..." to philosophical questions. For example, the question posed on this site "Are there really any random events"? It's 2006 and we're still discussing the definition of random? If such a simple question cannot be answered unequivocally, how are more complex questions going to be answered?
What do you think? Perhaps it's already been done in academic circles? Is it just the human condition that causes all this uncertainty?