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Determinism is defined as the philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs. Free will is defined as the power or ability of agents to to act otherwise than they in fact do. The Contender should explain how these two opposites can settle down together peacefully....
Free will: "...a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives." (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) To define further, this means that the choice of this rational agent (in this case a human) is not being influenced by any force, and is acting on its own. I negate the resolution: Free will probably exists in humans. Since my opponent has the burden of proof, I will allow my opponent to make the first argument. If my oppone...
I would like to explore a topic that Rob1Billion and I began debating in the comments section of another debate. It is my belief that morality can not be reduced to a set of unambiguous laws. That is to say, we can not find a set of laws that will always yield the same results for moral questions as our intuition would give. My opponent will argue that the morality of an action depends on four unambiguous, unchanging qualities: Temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. I will let him...
Welcome Nail_Bat I saw your post on the forum, saying that Intelligent Design is not Parsimonious, I would beg to differ. Unfortunately it is almost 1:30 In the morning, so if you accept I will refute your points, of present mine in round two depending on what you choose to do in your first round. If you do accept, I thank you and look forward to an interesting debate....
I have a paper in philosophy class where I am suppose to debate certain topics. The Question is Are you a Cultural relativist or a moral universalist and explain why. I am debating for Moral Universalism. This is a brief detail as in what both mean. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_relativism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_ethic...
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