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Medea is responsible for her actions

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Started: 5/8/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dipset1997

Pro

(1)Anger is defined as a desire accompanied by pain, for a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight at the hands of men who have no call to slight oneself or one"s friends.

(2)Necessary conditions for anger is it being attached by a certain pleasure that comes from expecting revenge.

(3)Everyone is accountable for their own anger issues, blaming someone else for your own anger mishaps is not acceptable.

(4)Sometimes one"s anger stems from their family"s generations passed down.

(5)Self-empowerment comes from within you. By empowering yourself you take full responsibility for anger actions and the risks they may bring.

(6)Your anger is controllable, just as there are ways to get angry there are also ways to calm yourself down so your anger doesn"t control your emotions.

(7)Being accountable for one"s anger behaviors is apart of growing up and being a mature adult.

(8)Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

(9)Therefore, Medea is responsible for her actions.

Non-controversial
Premise 1,2 &8 are non controversial because they are simply definitions.

Controversial
Premises 3,4,5,6& 7 are controversial because my opponent may have different views on the subject. Premises are (4 &5) are true because sometimes if anger runs in your family it will be passed down to you. Premises (3, 6& 7) are true because you control your actions and can prevent yourself from doing certain things.
Desi4

Con

(1)I agree on the definition of anger being as a desire accompanied by pain, for a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight at the hands of men who have no call to slight oneself or one"s friends.

(2)Both parties have agreed on the necessary conditions for anger is it being attached by a certain pleasure that comes from expecting revenge.

(3)Although you can not blame someone for your actions, when anger is involved you cant control your actions.

(4)If your family member has an anger problem that does not mean you will, you can avoid being angry.

(5)Taking responsibility and controlling ones actions are two different things. Controlling yourself may not be an option when filled with anger, after committing your actions you can easily take on the responsibility of what you"ve done.

(6)Anger is not always controllable, when one is so mad they tend to take action on the situation without even thinking.

(7)Controlling your anger gets worse as time goes on, as an adult dealing with stressful situations can cause you to snap.

(8)We have both agreed anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

(9)Therefore, Medea is not responsible for her actions.

Non-controversial
Premises 1,2& 8 are definitions and both parties agreed on them so they are non controversial.

Controversial
Premises 3,4,5,6& 7 are all controversial because people may have different views then I do. Premises (3& 5) are true because you can take responsibility for your actions and still not be able to control them. Premise (4) is true because just because someone has something doesn"t mean you will unless your just following down behind them. Premises (6& 7) are true because habits get worse as time goes on, if your angry a lot eventually you wont be able to help being angry all day everyday and your actions will become uncontrollable.
Debate Round No. 1
dipset1997

Pro

(3) One can control their anger especially if it is towards someone whom they love. Everyone is accountable for their actions and can control anything they say or do no matter what emotion one is feeling.

(4) It is proven that traits are passed on through the genes of ones parents. For example if ones parents are bipolar then one has a great chance of receiving that trait just as if ones parents have anger problems.

(5) By taking the responsibility of ones actions one can control what they do. Knowing something is wrong and doing it anyway is entirely a self-made decision that one can control.

(6) There are plenty of ways to make sure you don"t get angry, avoiding situations and keeping calm are two of many. Just as something can make you angry something can calm you down. You are in control of showing emotion.

(7) If one is accountable for their anger issues then one can control their actions while feeling the emotion of anger. As one grows up by dealing with situations where anger was present by the time one becomes an adult controlling ones self should come easy.
Desi4

Con

(3) Anger can be resisted but once you get angry you have no control over it, whether it is towards someone you love or not. There have been many cases where wives have killed their husbands whom they loved out of anger due to infidelity. Emotions can get the best of someone.

(4) Although traits can be passed on anger is not. Just because your around something or was born with angry parents does not mean you will be angry, in fact you can become the happiest person in the world.

(5) When one does not think before taking action one can do very harmful things in the act of anger. After the action is completely one can take responsibility of doing it but while in the act one has no control especially if one is not thinking.

(6) There are no ways to avoid anger because you cannot predict the future to plan out situations. Once one becomes angry it is very hard to calm down from the situation. You can"t avoid a situation that you don"t know is going to happen, one just has to think before having a reaction, which is very hard to do when anger is present.

(7) Just because one is accountable for their anger issues does not mean one can control them. It just means they are aware that they have anger problems, it is hard to controls oneself in certain situations even as an adult.
Debate Round No. 2
dipset1997

Pro

(3) Anger is not needed and situations can be handled without it. Fighting against it when you feel it coming, especially with using affection can easily treat anger. If you love someone you will do everything in your power to make sure no harm comes his or her way.

(4) States of character arise out of an activity, that"s why the activities we exhibit must be a certain kind. If you"re used to certain ways with your parents then that is how you will become, habits become permanent after a while.

(5) You don"t have to think before taking action to not be able to control your anger. As you feel your anger arising you can remove yourself from a situation so that if in fact you don"t think you will be in no position to cause any harm to anyone.

(6) Although you cant control your anger you can control your actions, when knowing you are putting others in harm it is easy to calm yourself in a situation. If you know there"s a chance of something that may occur and cause anger to arise then you could just avoid the situation completely by staying away from the situation all together.

(7) Being accountable for ones anger issues can give one insight to how their actions are in a situation filled with anger. Dealing with situations for a while you begin to handle them better so if you"ve been handling them as a child as an adult you wont have any problems with controlling yourself.
Desi4

Con

(3) Anger is not needed in situations but it does arise. When one feels it coming one does not think to stop it, one just gets angry and handles the situation out of anger no matter whom one harms.

(4) Just because you see someone act a certain way or do certain things does not mean you will grow up to be like that. You are in control of how you become you can choose whether to act like your own person or to follow someone else.

(5) It is hard to remove yourself from a situation when you are angry, if you do not think then how are you supposed to be able to control what is going on. You are taking action based on your anger not what you would do if you we not angry.

(6) One cannot control their actions when emotions are involved. One does not sit there and think to oneself that something bad is going to occur. One goes in a situation not knowing any outcomes so you cannot say one can control their actions when angry.

(7) One does not handle situations as an adult as they do a child. Just because you know how you are when angry does not mean you can control your actions because one does not know when their anger will arise.
Debate Round No. 3
dipset1997

Pro

(1) Anger is defined as a desire accompanied by pain, for a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight at the hands of men who have no call to slight oneself or one"s friends.

(2) Necessary conditions for anger is it being attached by a certain pleasure that comes from expecting revenge.

(3) One should not blame their actions on others, one should take account of their own actions.

(4) Anger can be passed down for generations in ones family.

(5) Having self-empowerment allows one to take full responsibility of the risks that will come out of their actions when anger arises.

(6) One can control their anger and if one gets angry there are ways to calm oneself down.

(7) Taking responsibility of ones actions is apart of growing up and becoming an adult.

(8) Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

(9) Therefore, Medea is responsible for her actions.

I have restated my premises and edited where necessary. My argument still stands: Medea is responsible for her actions.
Desi4

Con

(1) I agree on the definition of anger being as a desire accompanied by pain, for a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight at the hands of men who have no call to slight oneself or one"s friends.

(2) Both parties have agreed on the necessary conditions for anger is it being attached by a certain pleasure that comes from expecting revenge.

(3) When anger is present on cannot control ones actions, one cannot balme another for their actions either.

(4) One can avoid being angry, just because ones family member is angry does not mean one will be angry.

(5) Having responsibility and being in control have big differences such as when anger arises one may not be able to be in control of their actions although one can take on responsibility of ones actions.

(6) When one is mad one tends to take on action without thinking, so anger cannot be controlled.

(7) One can easily snap when dealing with situations especially as an adult because situations become worse as you get older.

(8) We have both agreed anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

(9) Therefore, Medea is not responsible for her actions.

I have restated my premises and made any necessary changes and I still agree on the definitions that have been stated but my argument still remains that Medea is not responsible for her actions.
Debate Round No. 4
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