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1. What is a Reps K, and what are some examples?

 

2. What is a Discourse K, and what are some examples?

 

3. What is a Language K, and what are some examples?

 

4. Are their any other types of K's that I'm missing?

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1. What is a Reps K, and what are some examples?

 

2. What is a Discourse K, and what are some examples?

 

3. What is a Language K, and what are some examples?

 

4. Are their any other types of K's that I'm missing?

 

Lol Reps, Discourse, and Lang Ks are basically the same thing- they kritik how the affirmative presents their problem, either through their impact/link scenarios or in-round language.

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1. A kritik of representation, how you represent things (knowledge, facts, etc.). The security K is the prime example. The aff constructs these representations of security threats when, in fact, they don't exist (for instance).

 

2. Discourse kritiks critique certain words, phrases, ways of speaking. The "fuck k" is a good example. Use of the word re-entrenches rape and such.

 

3. This is pretty much the same as 2.

 

4. Yes. Capitalism is one that doesn't fall anywhere in those three.

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Is the Coercion K in the same boat as Capitalism?

 

What about Predictions, Taoism, Buddhism K's?

 

By "same boat", if you mean "other", then yes, it is. Predictions is more of a reps K. Taoism and Buddhism can be reps K depending on the particular version.

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Coercion would be the ideological opposite of capitalism. It's generally run as a kritik of taxation or using tax funds for public projects.

 

If by predictions, you mean something like complexity, it's a criticism of their method of policy analysis and predictions.

 

Taoism is a criticism of goal-oriented methods and essentially worrying about the future. A wikipedia explanation of Taoist philosophy will explain the argument pretty well. It draws parrallels with a Heidegger K.

 

Not all kritiks fall into Ks of discourse or representations. There are many, many types of Ks out there.

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Coersion is usually taxation & goverment control of people through government programs is bad (some authors talk about taxation as theft or chattle slavery).

Its usually grounded in Ayn Rand's objectivism or libertarian philosophy.

 

Part of the argument, probably hinges on the distinction between positive and negative rights--they base their view on the Lockean social contract.

 

Many of the cards often come from Lew Rockwell, Rand, and Nozick among others. This is often impacted with something like Petro.

 

Its not just capitalism...its fairly unregulated capitalism.

 

Some people do run capitalism bad as an impact turn to the alternative--particularly as it relates to rights, the root cause of oppression, and extinction/war.

 

This argument fails to mention that state action can often help capitalism function more effectively--creating a minor market distortion in order to avoid much larger distortions.

  • The ability to go everywhere in the united states good for freedom or bad for freedom?
  • The ability to easily transportation good for capitalism, the economy, & entrepreneurs or bad for them?
  • Absolute privitization of roads good for commerce or bad for commerce?

Moreover: the issue of security/hegemony as it relates to the need for collective security provided by the state is conceeded by many libertarians. The extent of that protection is less certain--as they do tend to be on the isolationist side of things.

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There are so many new K's out there that fall into the "other" category, it's not even worth trying to list them. If you feel flustered, stick to your basic K strategy (POSTAL), even if you don't fully comprehend the thesis of the K (ie, don't concede the flow because you don't have a 2ac block to it yet). Attack the alternative solvency, make perms to test the competitiveness of the alt, etc. If you don't know what I mean by postal, search it on the site. Tons of discussion about it already. Hint, it's an acronym.

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Along with the reps k comes basic form and content arguments. These are very affective against affirmatives that try to present an option that seems morally right, but do it in a way that doesn't match the most authentic action of say their authors, the people they claim to solve for, or even the most authentic approach to debate itself. Say the team gets up and talks about how bad the government is and how it's racist and does harm to people, yet their method (important word to remember) is to have the united states take action in the name of said people . This doesn't make much sense at all to create one law that supposedly helps poor folks, while continuing the existence of one hundred other racist laws that will still make life harder on those who occupy the bottom rungs of society. Your method or alternative at this point in time would involve a kritik of government power structures (much like the affirmative) minus the violent representations of governmentality and state action.

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