compared to the 'fairer' sex? How logical is it really to be thinking with your penis so much of the time ? I mean really that is the joke right? So why is it more rational to be able to enter in and out of thing without caring , how exactly does reason & logic manifest without some care - what makes humans rational without human affect?
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As any Argumentation class will start out in law schools across the country:
"Logic, is reason free from passion" - Aristotle
It is the ability to be completely removed from self, to experience ego death, to admit that someone else is right, and more importantly, accept that you are wrong; and if you are truly free from passion, this should not be a problem; for as long as reason prevails.
My favorite example was from Professor Baker and his lecture of conditional gifts:
"every year I put one question on the exam about conditional gifts. I have the same students in the same lecture, yet for some reason, every single male student gets this question correct, and there are always a few female students who pick the trap answer. some states have different laws on conditional gifts. PA for example is a "fault-state", while NY is a "no-fault" state. If I get engaged in PA, and then break off the marriage because I fell in love with my mistress; I can't ask for the ring back. But if the marriage is broken off because my fiance' fell in love with the pool boy, I can ask for either the ring of value of the ring back; since it's a conditional gift; the condition being marriage; which has yet to be satisfied, so the giver still retains the right to get the gift back if the condition has yet to be met. But in NY, it doesn't matter of it's mistress or pool boy love; if the wedding is off, the person who gave the ring has the right to collect either the ring or value of the ring back. So I always ask; if in NY state, Brad and Jen got engaged, while Brad was sleeping with Angelina, and Jen has pictures and videos to prove it, and Jen has been humiliated and hurt publicly by Brad's actions, but receives a notice in the mail asking her to pay him $150,000 for the value of the ring to go towards his and Angelina's new adopted child; does she have to pay? why or why not? I always get a few girls who think up of very emotional arguments on why she shouldn't have to pay because it's not fair, or because she's hurt, or because Brad was an @-hole; and they obviously get that question wrong."
For men, desire is different; because it's pure. Think of a car or home. The desire it evokes is supported by the pleasure it will bring to the owner. But the desire for such things is weakened when the cost or price is considered. Sex on the other hand, is of the few pleasures that have no cost or price. In the eyes of a dispassionate person, they see no reason to think of any other pleasure that has a cost (and therefore a limit on pleasure that can be enjoyed). For sex is a pleasure with no cost, that can be engaged in infinitely to maximize one's happiness within their resource constraints (time; lifespan, money). Therefore, given sex, there is no reason to desire anything else. So the desire for sex gets all the attention and becomes a focal point in the mind of such a person.
There are some men who don't think this dispassionately; as there are some women who do.0
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