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Medea is responsible for her actions

Hayesn
rbyrne95

1. Both parties define responsible as answerable for something within one"s own power or control. 2. For a person to be responsible for an action, there must be a clear indication that they had control over the situation that occurred. 3. Within the play, Medea contemplates killing her children and thoroughly thinks of reasons why they should no longer live. 4. Given that Medea is capable of thinking in this moment, she shows that she has control over her own thoughts and emotions. 5. In th...

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Medea is Responsible for her Actions

Salemod
Hansfordl

Pro 1. Both parties agree that the debate will be in english. 2. Medea is responsible for her actions 3. The philosopher Seneca believes that anger is something that can be controlled 4. Back in Medea's time, there was no court of law, trials, or psychiatrists. 5. Jealousy is not a plausible reason to kill children. 6. The laws in her times stated that men are allowed to divorce women whenever they wanted. 7. No where in the definition of infidelity does it state that it allows one to...

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Was Medea responsible for her actions

rbyrne95
kbui94

1.According to Aristotle, Anger is A reaction to "a slighting intended with the pleasure of fantasy of revenge." 2.Revenge- to punish someone for wronging you. 3.In order for a person to be responsible that person must be able to think clearly. 4.Emotions can cloud a person"s judgment, and prevent them from thinking clearly. 5.Pressure from outside sources can also make a person make decisions that they would not have made otherwise. 6.Medea states, "-anger is master of my plans"....

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Is Medea responsible for the death of her children?

janiris06
Aviana

1. Both parties agree to the specific definitions of conscience, revenge and anger. Conscience being defined as the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls/inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual; the inner sense of what is right or wrong. 2. Revenge defined as the opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction by something done in vengeance. 3. Anger also being defined as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath. 4. In Medea"s tragic...

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Should books be banned?

Giulsco
micah98

Should controversial books be banned or should they not be banned? I read the book "The Sun Also Rises" just after finding out it was a banned book. I do not think it should be banned and my opinion is voiced in the link below. Comment and let me know what you think both on here and on the blog. It would be a lot of help with my English assignment! Thanks! https://breakfastnbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/banning-the-sun-also-rises/comment-page-1/#comment-7...

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Right and Wrong, When Pertaining to Morality, are Subjective to Personal Interpretation.

McHitler
Philosophybro

In this debate, I shall take the burden of proof. I propose that morality, our understandings of right and wrong, are subjective to external and neurological factors. One instance of this is the separation of moralities in different cultures. People in India tend to view the cow as a sacred animal, and because of this, killing or harming a cow is immoral to those people. In other countries such as the U.S., cows are frequently used as livestock with little regard to them as an organism and a...

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Atheism is a belief

Bonetoy
TheDev1

Many atheists today claim that atheism is not a belief. There are many different arguments being used to defend this idea. This is a list of the main arguments I have come across. -It is not a belief system -It is not possible to not believe in a non-existent. -It is not a belief; it is the lack of belief. -Belief is not formed by critical scientific investigation but by emotions, feelings and unsubstantiated opinion. Atheism is based off of scientific evidence. To start things off...

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March Beginners' debate R2: Deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence?

Skepticalone
That1User

This debate is part of bsh1's March beginners' tourney round 2!The full resolution is:It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violenceSkepticalone will be Pro and That1User will be Con.

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Human Cloning

Canuckleball
dxdre

I stumbled across the poll about human cloning, and thought it would be an interesting debate. I see nothing inherently wrong with human cloning, and therefore will be arguing for. It has numerous potential medical benefits, and while it may not turn out to be useful it should certainly be researched more. BOP will have to be shared, as we are venturing into murky moral territory. R1 will serve as an acceptance, R2 for arguments, R3 for rebuttals. Cheers!...

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It is likely that a God or gods exist

orangutan
tejretics

Is it likely that a God or gods exist? I am not interested in a semantic debate. By God or gods, I do not refer to a specific monotheistic Judeo-Christian conception of God. Rather, I use a more general, commonplace definition in which gods are either supernatural creators of the universe or even simply supernatural entities that are responsible for a specific aspect of the universe (for example, Poseidon is the god of the ocean, or Mars is the god of war). That is not to say that God cannot...

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