Morality: Subjective or Objective

SANTORUM2012
Cody_Franklin

My position is that Morality is Objective. *Any source may be used controversial or not. Objective morality means that there are set rules for behavior that cannot be changed. Subjective Morality means rules for behavior change on who you are, what you believe, and what time frame you are in. Round 1- acceptance/definitions Round 2- opening arguments Round 3- Rebuttals/closing arguments Rules 1. debate will be respectful 2. any sources may be used to make ones point 3....

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The Normative Contingency Thesis (NCT) is a compelling objection to Moral Realism.

Cody_Franklin
OMGJustinBieber

I've finally decided to open this up to any and all challengers. Everyone knows me, my argument, and my method. All that's missing is someone to take up the fight. As a consequence of this openness, Con may begin presenting arguments for realism/against the NCT in Round 1, or may choose merely to accept and defer argumentation until Round 2. I leave that decision to my opponent, who may not be penalized for opting t...

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Governemt Should Intervene to Lower College Costs

TheBossToss
Cody_Franklin

Rules Debate is 5 rounds. 1st round is acceptance, definitions, etc. 2nd is for opening arguments. No new arguments in Round 5. 72 hour debate rounds, 1 week voting period. Pro will argue that the government should intervene to lower college costs. Con will argue that government should not do this. Both sides are allowed to use any kind of justification they so desire, be it political, economic, moral, legal, etc. Let the debating begin!...

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Infinite Regress disproves Moral Realism

MouthWash
Cody_Franklin

I have recently thought of a solution to the "infinite regress" problem which claims to refute objective moral facts. If my idea is ridiculous or is already known, it doesn't matter; I'm just trying learn about this subject right now.An infinite regress in a series of propositions arises if the truth of proposition P1 requires the support of proposition <...

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Free-Trades hurts a National Economy

Patriot4USA
Cody_Franklin

I believe that free trade actually makes things worse than they are thought out to be, and I'm open to any one who accepts my challenge. 1. Acceptance 2-3. Arguments 4. Conclusion ...

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It is irrational to believe that the Christian God exists.

Mrparkers
Cody_Franklin

Debate structure:1st round: Acceptance and definitions2nd round: Opening constructive (no rebuttals by Con)3rd round: Second constructive and/or rebuttals4th round: Third constructive and/or rebuttals (no new arguments)

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Gay people should marry.

westernmarch
Cody_Franklin

Con may post his arguments, but in doing so he agrees to me terms. Updating soon. Lazy....

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People Shoudn't Smoke Cigarettes

marisaj
Cody_Franklin

Smoking cigarettes is a known leading cause of death in many countries all over the world. The effects of smoking have been researched and there is no positive reason to smoke cigarettes knowing the negative effects it can have on you. Even knowing this, people, for whatever reason, continue to smoke cigarettes. Everyone should be well aware of the negative effects cigarrettes have on them, and should therefore not smoke cigarretes. Knowing that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and res...

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The state should not pass legislation regarding drugs.

Cody_Franklin
ApostateAbe

Round 1 is for acceptance; however, allow me to briefly explain the resolution.Though I could have used "Drugs ought to be legal" or some such formulation, I structured the resolution this way for a couple of reasons:1. I wanted to indicate a total lack of involvement on the part of the state. Some may claim that we should "legalize" drugs by allowing their use, but also taxing and regulating. I want my position, which emphasizes zero state involvement, to be clear:...

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There is no compelling reason to believe that objective moral facts exist.

Cody_Franklin
headphonegut

Introduction The only definition necessary is of "objective moral fact": a moral truth (e.g. "human life is morally valuable", "theft is wrong", etc. which is independent of the human mind and is categorically binding. An example of an objective non-moral fact is the equation 2 + 2 = 4. Even if there are no minds around to grasp...

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