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PostSubject: Affirmative Argument outlines from RED BOOK   Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:21 pm

Affirmative Arguments to consider:


Value: Imagination
Imagination empowers
Imagination encourages
1. Imagination exists / It is real
2. Imagination could not exist in a primarily pragmatic reality
3. Imagination makes idealism more valuable than pragmatism


Truth:
W/ a criterion of consistency
1. Pragmatism is inconsistent
2. Idealism is consistent
3. Truth is better upheld with Idealism vrs. Pragmatism.


Affirmative Value vrs. Anti Value case
(this basically compares the two values of Idealism and pragmatism and makes a positive for one and a negative case for the other)

The structure of this case is a bit harder to nail down but here are some of the big ideas:

· Creativity allows Idealism to make things that were once useless become useful. (ie peanut)

· Sensation is not adequate for proving existence. (ie dreams, hallucinations)

· Politics requires us to affirm and uphold intangible values ie human rights. Practical decisions that do not uphold these rights lead to chaos and disorder (injustice)


Value: Human Rights
1. Human rights have intrinsic worth
2. Human rights compete on a different level than pragmatic standards
3. The value of human rights cannot be undermined
4. Ideals cannot be limited by pragmatic standards.


Value System: Democracy

1. Uncompromising focus is essential for democracy.
2. Failure of democracy is failure of focus.
3. Focus protects democracy.

Value: Justice
1. Ideal justice exists universally
2. Justice demands respect for humanity
3. Valuing justice through idealism is a personal decision.


Value: Justice
1. The conflict demands justice not just what works.
2. We must hold justice as our goal or bad actions can occur.
3. Idealism allows us to prioritize justice.


Resolution is true in and of itself… No Value needed… or all values are subsumed/ included.
1. When idealism comes second, pragmatism become irrelevant.
2. When idealism comes second, pragmatism becomes stagnant.
3. When idealism comes second, pragmatism becomes unethical.

Value: Human Rights
1. When pragmatism is valued over idealism, human rights are harmed.
2. When idealism is valued over pragmatism, human rights are upheld.
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PostSubject: What case do you think is the most shaky?   Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:23 pm

Look over the outlines and tell me which one you think would be the easiest to attack. Of course this is without looking at the evidence and support. Just on first glance.. using the tags.
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PostSubject: Re: Affirmative Argument outlines from RED BOOK   Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:15 am

I would probably say the "imagination" argument.Due to the fact that one could argue value preeminence and the fact that imagination is not really useful in a real world sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Affirmative Argument outlines from RED BOOK   Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:37 am

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