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On Balance, This House Would Assert Logical Positivism!

Ajabi

Shalom Alecium! This debate is regarding Logical Positivism the theory that is used by Hume, Russell and in general all empiricists, et cetera. It is also known as Logical Empiricism. It is defined as: 'Logical positivism and logical empiricism, which together formed neopositivism, was a movement in Western philosophy that embraced verificationism, an approach that sought to legitimize philosophical discourse on a basis shared with the best examples of empirical sciences. In this theory of...

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This "A Midsummers Nights Dream" is very humorous

shakuntala
Ajabi

This "A Midsummers Nights Dream" is very humorous http://www.scribd.com/doc/233474857/A-Midsummers-Nights-Dream-erotic-poetry if you disagree then please give us examples and argument not just assertions that I am are wrong show us that you have read the poem by giving us examples from the poem -as I have in the above...

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'defense of others' is too limited in practice, bob the serial killer should be killed in this hypo

dairygirl4u2c
knock_down_argument

'defense of others' is too limited in practice, bob the serial killer should be killed in this hypothetical bob is a serial killer on the run and's shown every reason he'll continue killing. you see him by chance at a state park. a high reason to think if you try to call authorties he will get away. u have a gun- moral to kill him? remember, 'defense of others' as a legal and moral system is often said to be only permissible if the pending harm to another is 'imminent' which usually is sai...

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Everything is Interconnected

Strycora

Calling all reductionists... How can you not see it? I am claiming that because everything is interconnected, objects do not exist. Everything is interconnected. If not, then the universe is a collection of parts and nothing more. I guess you, reductionist, could say that the ultimate reality is a mathematical set describing the location of all things....

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This house would ban Israel, Russia and the Ukraine from participating in all international sport

angelo-i
DebateRefines

Israel, Russia and Ukraine should not be banned from sport because the sportsmen do not make the political polices and decisions relating to the current state of affaires....

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Resolved: Homosexuals should be permitted to marry

InnovativeEphemera
TheMoralCompass2014

Here it is, the official rematch between TheMoralCompass2014 and myself on the topic of gay marriage. Here is the original debate, in which it was resolved that gay marriage ought to be permissible: [http://www.debate.org/debates/Gay-marriage-right-or-wrong/1/]My opponent feels a bit raw about it and has requested a rematch. I am more than willing to provide that service, so long as my opponent agrees to actually refute my arguments this time, as well as presenting substantive a...

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Is homosexuality unnatural?

TheMoralCompass2014
Daltonian

In this debate I will illustrate that homosexuality is indeed an unnatural human behavior and that this fact alone is sufficient reason to deny homosexuals the ability to marry. Many people claim that the government has no reason for prohibiting ssm in more than half the US. As always evidence for claims that are not common knowledge will be required. Best of luck to my opponent!...

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Can Raito Yagami from Death Note outsmart and defeat Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass?

General-Z
near

Assuming the two are put in the same world, initially lack knowledge of each other's true power, but still have the power they had in the anime they appeared in. I believe Yagami would manage to triumph over Lelouch since Yagami has accomplished much more with fewer allies and fewer resources. Lelouch's strategies involve his armed forces or luck to save him most of the time. Con may argue that Lelouch can easily eliminate Raito from the start using Geass. However, Lelouch would be un...

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most self identified political labels r meaningless

dairygirl4u2c
dexterbeagle

most self identified political labels are meaningless for most people, they are more a tool for psychological self identification than anything, more an indicator of the biases you've grown up with than a thought out label. i would bet if you did a study, you would find that there's a significant or even most people, who actually agree with each other more in actual substance than just their self proclaimed label. for example. if you tested this hypothesis. what i would suppose you woul...

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most self identified political labels are meaningless

dairygirl4u2c
Mike_10-4

most self identified political labels are meaningless for most people, they are more a tool for psychological self identification than anything, more an indicator of the biases you've grown up with than a thought out label. i would bet if you did a study, you would find that there's a significant or even most people, who actually agree with each other more in actual substance than just their self proclaimed label. for example. if you tested this hypothesis. what i would suppose you woul...

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