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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 13 2013: A purely logical debate would be ideal, but the possibility of having one is very low. We are both blessed and cursed with emotions and empathy (for the most part, anyways). When it comes to debates and arguments, eventually some sort of emotion will be rallied up - whether it is a poignant subject matter or it is simple frustration caused by the opposed, emotions uprising are inevitable.

    However, it is extremely possible to have a debate with logic, emotions, and credibility (also known as pathos, ethos, and logos)! The real trick is finding the equilibrium between the three to make a really sound argument.

    There is a chance that in the future an argument consisting of solely logos and ethos could exist - but to omit pathos could arguably make us seem less human. As aforementioned, we are both blessed and cursed with emotions, these emotions help shape us as a society and give us characters. In layman's terms, emotions are rather important!
    So, as lovely and great the sound of a purely logic, it's not possible.

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