Yes, I do it all the time with my siblings, friends and fiance. A lot of times its arguments about religion or best child rearing practices. We can have these arguements without them becoming fights because we challenge each others beliefs, and test each others knowledge on topics without trying to force each other to believe what we each believe, but rather defend our positions while trying to stump the other person. :) It's fun when you can argue and not fight, and watch your friends talk themselves in circles in such a way that they prove the point you just made in their justification for their point. :) It's quite amusing. More people should do this. :D
think there's a difference in arguing and debating. I love a serious debate, but a argument? I think they are for the egotistical. Just my opinion.
yeah it is called Rhetorics
No. Having a respectful exchange of ideas avoids the fight. The argument has an expectation of forcing a change on others which may be short lived and tend to breed resentment by all involved.
by fight do you mean physical? none of my fights go that far, but i had a big argument with my dad yesterday. I hate arguing with people who 1) don't let you finish what you want to say and 2) are very fuc*ing ignorant and hypocritical.