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Describe Karl Marx's conception of "historical materialism"
Historical materialism is a social lens that views the development of history as based in material conditions rather than ideals and idealism. Society's progression is characterized by class struggle and its productive forces, reflected in its dominant mode of production.
Subject: Public Policy
What is the difference between a positive right and a normative right?
Positive rights are claims that are backed by the power of the state and derived from the power of government. Normative rights are what people in society expect from other citizens and the government, and this is derived from forces outside of government (whether they may be philosophy, religion, or morality).
How should an argument be structured during a speech or debate?
An argument should be structured as follows: 1. Present a claim which you are asserting 2. Offer warrants or evidence in order to support your claim 3. Provide an impact, or a reason why what you are claiming matters in the context of the speech or debate
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