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Emotion and Philosophy

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 29yrs • M •
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Emotion and Philosophy
When contemplating an issue is it appropriate to use emotional arguments and if so how? I can't seem to find a way to validate the use of emotion because emotions are subjective and one can claim they hold or are holding any emotion and can act as if they are too.

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 42yrs • M
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It depends on what you are contemplating.

How things affect us emotionally is important. Moral and ethical arguments are subjective for the most part and are very emotionally driven. There are even court cases awarded for emotional curses.

It even affects your health.

But again, you left this question pretty wide open and its uncertain as to just what you may be asking for sure.

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 29yrs • M •
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When discussing morals issues such abortion or same sex marriage, can emotional arguments be used? Often people, especially those who are religious, fall back on emotional arguments that are contingent on their feelings. Sometimes these arguments are disguised as belief backed by an emotional story that was read or experienced. Since, others or I did not experience this happening or extrapolate the same meaning as this person , I do not validate the argument.

However, this perspective does not allow arguments as to why rape is emotionally deteriorating to someone to be made. So, I guess more specially how is an emotional argument ruled as valid?

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"Whether we wake or we sleep, Whether we carol or weep, The Sun with his Planets in chime, Marketh the going of Time. -Edward Fitzgerald"
 42yrs • M
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Its not just emotion, its the potential for actual trauma as well. Psychological etc.

Perspective is a huge area of disconnect in terms of subjective arguments. There are things that if you just experience them your entire perspective may change. Whether you acknolwedge it beforehand or not.

It comes down to actions being harmful or larcenous. Debates on such issues as abortion are too stacked and one sided. They refuse to have a proper debate.

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