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Absolutism

DanT
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12/4/2011 1:23:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It seems to be a major problem in today's society.

Common examples are;
*Left vs Right
*Darwinism vs Creationism
*National Religion vs Religious prohabition
*Pro income tax vs No tax what so ever
*Trickle Down Keynesianism vs Social Justice Keynesianism
*Global Warming Alarmism vs Anti-Enviromentalism
*Pro X War vs Pro Enemy X

The list of these misconceptions goes on, and it's all caused by absolutism.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
Stephen_Hawkins
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12/4/2011 1:23:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
That's not an argument, nor absolutism, that is a false dichotomy.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
Stephen_Hawkins
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12/4/2011 1:26:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Also, following Hegel's historical philosophy, we get a thesis, and an antithesis, to create a synthesis. We see these two contending ideas because they 'attack' each other to create a synthesis.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
Lordknukle
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12/4/2011 2:05:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It is a false dichotomy. Issues are much more complicated than left-right etc...
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
Stephen_Hawkins
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12/4/2011 2:39:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/4/2011 2:05:13 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
It is a false dichotomy. Issues are much more complicated than left-right etc...

Thanks for paraphrasing me in less depth.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
DanT
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12/5/2011 8:24:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/4/2011 2:05:13 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
It is a false dichotomy. Issues are much more complicated than left-right etc...

I'm not talking about absolutism as in government I'm talking about absolutism as in "either you are with me or you are my enemy".

Absolutism as in dealing in absolutes.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle