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Emotion is more important than Logic

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Started: 12/6/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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This debate was inspired by "Logic Or Emotion which is better?" in the opinion section of debate.org
First Round is for acceptance ^^.
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imsmarterthanyou98

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:) Glad to accept,however may we clarify the resolution by providing some context?

Such as Emotion is more important than logic within the human predicament?
Debate Round No. 1
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Yes, emotion is more important than logic within the human predicament.

First, emotion is what drives us to live. Emotion, is the main categorizing factor in our lives. It's what drove us to the top of the food chain. "Want" a word that drove man kind to great heights, and feats.
Want: verb (used with object)
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to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: sources, http://dictionary.reference.com...
Want is a word of emotion. Heck wanting is emotion. Humans wanted to fly, we made the plane. Humans wanted to go to the moon, we made the rocketship... The list can go on and on. When we're little for argument's sake 4 or 5, we don't understand what logic is... But we understand what's bad and what's good, which are both words of emotion; and we know that a spanking or no food is bad... As we grow older and we realize that logic can be of great use, when reaching the ends to our various tasks. But it is not the basis, the "drive"... I could sit around all day thinking about how logical it would be to buy a car, but if I don't have the wanting to buy a car, then I'll never get a car regardless of how logical it is.

Emotions is what makes anything "matter" to us; "matter" is "importance".
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Debate Round No. 2
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Emotion may only be talked about within a framework of logic. Logic drives emotion , perhaps at times faulty logic but always logic. Emotion is an offspring of logic in away.

Example

FEAR

It is because it would be logically conducive to our well-being to RUN away from a tiger that we do so.

We fear because fear is itself inherently logical.

We tend to oppose and dislike things which may harm us , beacuse they endager our well-being and thus our ability to pass on our genes. This is evolutionary.

The only objective purpose of the human experience or predicament is to pass on our genes. It is what we evovled to do. Emotions are a result of logical evolutionary processses which created certain sentiments which are beneficial to our intended goal which is to survive and pass on our genes.

Therfore emotion is only possible due to the logical laws which govern our universe. So in conclusion unequivocally it must be more important than emotion
Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by BrittSusanGreen 2 years ago
BrittSusanGreen
I'd argue that neither is more valuable or important than the other. These two concepts balance one another, and I truly believe that too much of either is a detriment. Emotion and logic are both necessary within the thought process of the human mind. A claim based solely on emotion, or one made solely on logic, do not compare to an argument that possesses a combination of both.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Almost all bad judgment calls are made from emotional responses to a situation.
Posted by Voiceless 2 years ago
Voiceless
They're really both important. They're like the yin yang of behavior.
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
all logic is energy motion, positive negative or balance
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