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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 22 2013: Yes, logical debate is possible. However, a purely logical debate would come down to: Which information each side trusts, and what kind of logical processing capabilities each side has. If they trust the same information and follow the same logical rules, they should agree in the end.

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