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About Me:There is nothing I love more than virtue and knowledge. I study linguistics, statistics and mathematics, with an interest in computer science, music and philosophy.
Activities:Reading technical books, essays, poetry and occasionally fiction, reading linguistics papers, writing essays and occasionally poetry, listening to all sorts of good music, playing the piano, programming
Beliefs:Most doctrines endorsed by Mencian Confucianism | Role ethics | Virtue ethics | Moral universalism | Moral nativism | Secular humanism | Apatheism (Pragmatic atheism) | State perfectionism | Meritocracy | Positive liberty | Natural law | Ritualism | Environmentalism | Pacifism | Emergentism | Connectionism | Nontransformational grammar | Semantic internalism | Prototype theory | Compatibilism | Mathematical formalism | Scientific scepticism
Books:Aspect (Comrie) | Syntax (Givon) | Typology and Universals | The Languages of Australia | Grammaticalization (Hopper & Traugott) | Confucianism: Analects, Mencius, Doctrine of the Mean, Great Learning, other parts of the Book of Rites, Kongzi Jiayu. I think Xunzi is also valuable as it offers a different perspective.
Movies:Food, Inc. is no doubt an eye-opener.
Music:Bach, Rameau, Couperin, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Hummel, Clementi, Chopin, Liszt, Alkan, Brahms, Taneyev, Faure, Dvorak, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Quotes:'I will not be afflicted at men's not knowing me; I will be afflicted that I do not know men.' (Analects 1.16)

'The superior man can find himself in no situation in which he is not himself.' (Doctrine of the Mean 14)

'The superior man is affable, but not adulatory; the mean man is adulatory, but not affable.' (Analects 13.23)

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'Les langues sont faites pour "tre parl"es, l'"criture ne sert que de suppl"ment " la parole" L'"criture n'est que la repr"sentation de la parole, il est bizarre qu'on donne plus de soin " d"terminer l'image que l'objet.' - Rousseau
Sports Teams:I don't watch sports, but I'd say I'd like any sports team that demonstrates sportsmanship. 'The student of virtue has no contentions. If it be said he cannot avoid them, shall this be in archery? But he bows complaisantly to his competitors; thus he ascends the hall, descends, and exacts the forfeit of drinking. In his contention, he is still the Junzi.' (Analects 3.7)
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Piano Battle

missmozart
Diqiucun_Cunmin

Welcome everybody to our debate! Before we begin, there are few things I'd like to say. First, a big thank you to my amazing opponent Diqiucun_Cunmin not only for this debate but for being such a great person in general. During my short time here on this site, you have not only given me great advice on how to improve my debating skills but also helped me to improve my French ;) I would also like to thank our wonderful adjudicators for agreeing to give up their free time to listen and to ju...

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Resolved: I have the burden of proof in this debate.

Diqiucun_Cunmin
PsychicPhysicist

This is a short debate.Full ResolutionResolved: I have the burden of proof in this debate.DefinitionsI: The user known as Diqiucun_CunminBurden of proof: the obligation on a party in a dispute to provide sufficient warrant for their position (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophic_burden_of_proof)This debate: The debate titled 'Resolved: I have the burden of proof in this debate.' on Debate.orgR1 for acceptance only. The debate is free thereafter. No trolling. Sources can be in comments....

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Freedom of choice is more valuable than freedom against harm

Objectivity
Diqiucun_Cunmin

This is a redo for bsh1's unique topics tournaments. Same rules apply as before. Sorry for not posting my arguments in time during the last debate, I had a camp. Good luck to my opponent and I look forward to an interesting debate. 1st round for acceptance...

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civil unions

migmag
Diqiucun_Cunmin

you've not only lost the Civil Unions/Domestic Partner argument, you've lost the Gay Marriage argument. You see, in the REAL world, you have to base things on SCIENCE and FACTS, not a fictional "god"...

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Should School Be Mandatory?

Joey888
Diqiucun_Cunmin

"Should school be mandatory?" is the question today. Round 1 will be acceptance. Rounds 2-5 will be arguments and rebuttals....

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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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