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Anger is a good moral motivator

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Started: 12/23/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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michaelzeng

Pro

Anger can be a good moral motivator. It can help justify and make the best decisions for a person. Anger is an emotion that is based on a person's own beliefs, values, and thinking. It can make wise and just decisions. Anger is an emotion that can be controlled by the owner. Having values to emotions are important. For example, you can't feel anger towards people if you haven't been disrespected in any way. IT IS NOT NECESSARY THAT, ANGER IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT CAN MAKE A PERSON INSECURE OR LESS CONFIDENT.

The situation can also add more values to the emotion of anger. Such as fighting, anger can play a great motivator to the person. The person that feels anger will have more emotions and values. He wants to protect his own values. ANGER IS NOT NECCESARILY THE CASE BECAUSE A PERSON CAN JUST FIGHT ANOTHER PERSON FOR FUN. Drunkenness would also be useful. It makes the drinker more hasty and fearless to fight. IT IS IRRELEVANT IF A PERSON JUST PASSES OUT, ANGER WILL BE USELESS. It brings inspiring ideas to a person to fight. Anger can be a replacement for courage. So, anger can be used to make people better.
mendes36

Con

It is IRRELEVANT to view anger as an emotion that can be controlled because it is viewed as uncontrollable. Anger is viewed as something that wipes out all emotions. Basically just defies all of them and breaks the rules. But when you deem it as controllable and follows rules it should not be called anger it should be called something else.
IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT anger is a good moral motivator when it comes to fighting because drunk people and angry people can target innocent people. It is basically putting the innocent people who did not harmed the anger person at risk for there health. If anger is deemed as a good moral motivation when it comes to fighting then safety as we know it will not exist because everyone will be afraid and edgy. That is a lie because you can feel anger without being disrespected. as example if i feel irritated by your answer in class i will feel angered to give my view to counter claim your arguement. Like we are doing know we are debating and im getting angered without feeling disrespected because i feel fustrated you don't agree with me.
Debate Round No. 1
michaelzeng

Pro

IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT emotions can be controlled. But some emotions can be controlled. Emotions are abstract and cant not be defined. Anger is not viewed as something that wipes other emotions away. Anger can be controlled. For example, the Hulk turns into a beast when he is mad. Therefore, he controls his anger. He does this to not harm people. He only turns angry to fight for what he feels to fight for. IT IS NOT THE CASE THAT if all emotions defies other emotions, it breaks the norms and rules. Yes, emotions can break rules. That's why it is important to keep feelings and emotions protected.
IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT you do not feel anger without being disrespected. You do feel disrespected when your view is argued back. You are feeling slighted. Therefore you are feeling anger. As I am debating against you. You are feeling frustrated because I do not agree with you. You are feeling disrespected because I do not agree with you.
mendes36

Con

It IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT the hulk controls his anger because he does not know what he is doing when he is the hulk. If you can recall in the movies he does things he does not want and people try to make him control the beast but he can't. SO for you to compare anger to the hulk is not a good example because your basing your facts on a character that was made up for destruction and UN tamable. It is like you comparing anger to sharks.
Sharks do not have control over there thirst for blood because once they smell it they have to chase down its prey whether it be human or a fish it does not show any sympathy. Sharks use there anger and rage to rip apart there prey and they cant control when and how much anger is enough. So when you compare it to a lot of things anger is an emotion that is UN controllable that is why they call it anger. It is an emotion but it is one that no one can harness. So anger is another beast itself.
Debate Round No. 2
michaelzeng

Pro

IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT the hulk cannot controls his anger. He feels conscious when he transforms into a huge beast. He fights the criminals and crooks. He doesn't attack his allies, only his foes. He is tamable. In The Avengers, he is a force that is controlled by the avenger team. He has perfect control of his ability of anger.
IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT sharks use anger to hunt. They use their amazing senses to hunt under water. Their sense to smell the blood is keener than most animals. They do not use anger or rage to ripe apart their preys. They use their ability and strength to do it. The reason they do it is to eat and prosper. Ripping apart the prey might not even be anger. It can be their will to feast, or there might not be any emotions. A shark can control its emotion.
IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT emotions are uncontrolled. Emotions are controlled to whatever species. From humans, to hulks, to sharks, they can control their feelings such as anger. A person will use anger to avenge their death mothers. Hulks will use their anger to smash.
mendes36

Con

Well before the avengers the hulk was uncontrollable it took time and a lot of innocent people got hurt because of him. So it is IRRELEVANT for you to state such a thing because no matter what before the hulk could manage o control his power the slightest he had to face all the unexpected outcomes. That is anger it bring unexpected outcomes that the person or country that uses it does not expect to occur. So when you say it can be controlled it really can't.
My conclusion to this whole argument is that anger everyone faces but cannot control. So if it is viewed as something that cannot be controlled and brings unexpected out comes then guess what that is anger that is why it is so dangerous. That is why anger is not a good moral motivation because its like motivating the people to have unexpected outcomes when really they shouldn't. again anger is the emotion that defies them all so anger is a beast such as hulk but it is one that could never see the controller.
Debate Round No. 3
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