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The infinite regress problem exists in objective morality only

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Polaris

Resolution clarification: When attempting to justify objective moral statements one provides reasons in order to satisfy the necessity for warrant. However, those reasons themselves require reasons, and as do those reasons, continuing ad infinitum. This isn't just an infinite regress, but it becomes a vicious infinite regress. Con will argue that this problem is not unique to objective morality, it exists for subjective moral statements as well. I will argue that this problem does not exist unde...

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God is a logical impossibility

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thett3

This is designed to be a quick and straightforward debate. God: The divine author of all things; the creator of the universe and the laws thereof. An omniscient, and omnipotent being. At no point can this definition be questioned or altered by either side in the course of this debate. 5000 character limit, Round 1 is for acceptance. ...

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If a tree falls down, and no one hears it...

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bencbartlett

Full Resolution: If a tree falls down and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? This is mostly for fun, and doesn't need to be heavily sourced. Con will argue that the tree makes no sound. Pro will argue that it does. 2,000 character limit. Round 1 is for acceptance ...

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Man probably has freewill

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Reason_Alliance

Determinism: Given entirely identical preceding conditions, nothing else could happen. (1) Free will: The inverse of determinism. Given entirely identical preceding conditions, something else could happen. Also, the ability to make choices free of constraints. (2) The first round is for acceptance. No semantics. 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Determinism2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will...

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The Basis of Discourse Ethics is sound

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socialpinko

This is the basis in question:P1: Justifying irrational actions forms a performative contradictionP2: Therefore, irrational actions are always unjustifiedP3: Unjustified actions are unethical actionsC: Irrational actions are objectively unethical Semantics are allowed since I believe the error here is a gap in the meaning of justified and ethical. If there is anything my opponent disagrees with in the syllogism he should address it before accepting, and I will amend it. Round 1 is for...

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