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Madip
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Longinus
Con (against)

The pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained for societal good

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Started: 5/10/2019 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Madip

Pro

I need some good neg arguments. Is there such thing as a societal good?
Longinus

Con

Societal good describes the overall health and happiness of society in the expression of its life expectancy, Rates of satisfaction and happiness, And other factors.

As scientific knowledge, Such advances in medical technology, Generally leads to greater life expectancy and higher rates of satisfaction, Scientific knowledge and the good of a society are directly proportionate and as one increases, So does the other.
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Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
Sonofcharl
Interesting debate.

But 30mins is too prohibitive.

I like to limit the amount of time I spend at the P. C. In the mornings.

The acquisition, Assimilation and utilization of knowledge (science) is an inherent human specialism and as such would be extremely difficult if not impossible to suppress.

Human knowledge is helping drive material evolution forwards. It would appear to be part of an inevitable process.
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
Argue from a certain definition of what 'you think would help society.

Do you mean government funded science?
Institutions?
Individuals?

You 'could make the argument that it is wrong to spend tax dollars on science that people see as useless.
Posted by Madip 3 years ago
Madip
Any ideas of what else I could argue besides moral subjectivism?
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
I often think that myself, Though I often worry about it. I can't just say everything is subjective in every debate.
Posted by Madip 3 years ago
Madip
Please elaborate. . . Would it be easier to argue there is no good nor bad.
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
How do you mean?
Posted by Spinach 3 years ago
Spinach
"The pursuit of scientific knowledge ought to be constrained for societal good" is a claim to knowledge, Which appears to be self contradictory.
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
What society 'calls good.
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