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February 3, 2013 / compassioninpolitics

Basic concepts for JV debaters–the core critiques

1) Capitalism/Free markets
2) Ethics/value
3) Power/Security
4) Coersion/Freedom
5) Meaning of life/purpose of life (both ways)
6) state good/bad
7) utility versus ethics
8) action versus thinking (particular type of action)
9) images of violence/representations
10) science & technology (versus natural) Example: anthropocentrism but also the critique of objectivity
11) Western values/western institutions bad (post-colonialism)
12) Media (part of reps)

* Limits to growth thesis.

** Debate of the moment versus real fundamentals (hmm…)

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