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The Necessity-Possibility Dichotomy

Daktoria
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3/24/2013 4:09:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Necessities come before possibilities. Literally, what's possible only happens over time because what's necessary precedes it.

Therefore, why should anyone win a debate by putting possibilities first?

Likewise, before empirical possibilities happen, rational necessities have to be imagined.

Therefore, why should empirical proof be the defining factor of who wins a debate? Are we saying only those born luckily early and strong deserve to win?
Daktoria
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3/24/2013 4:14:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I guess what I find most ironic is that in public policy debate, empiricists will expect others to conform to authority in terms of social programs. They will expect the fact-value dichotomy to be conflated.

These very same empiricists claim to stand up for the common good, but if they really wanted to do that, they would let common people think for themselves instead of simply expecting them to be normal.
imabench
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3/24/2013 8:29:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Dude nobody gives a sh*t, next time stick it in the misc forum rather then spam it on the main forum
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3/24/2013 11:23:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/24/2013 10:39:28 AM, Daktoria wrote:
Is this really going over everyone's head?

Or under. You have a point, presumably, but you have yet to make that point.