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Is a purely logical debate possible?

Is it possible to have a debate with absolutely no emotion and using only logic? I cant imagine it being possible because even if you craft a perfectly logical argument and remove your own emotion your listeners will still receive and analyze it in light of their own emotions. As a subquestion what emotions do you think predominate debate? I would say anger and fear. Would it be possible to change that? I'm thinking of this especially in light of persuasive debate, when you want someone to do something for you.


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    Sep 12 2013: i would say 'no', that it is not possible. I would say that because there are too many possible factors, nuances, interpretations, definitions, relationships, and effects for and between any given particular facet(s) of a debate for simple logic to be able to convey. Debate positions would therefore be incompletely communicated and ultimately futile if only logic were employed - insomuch as a satisfactory outcome is desired.

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