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[Your preferred theory of ethics] is tenable when examined closely

Reductio
ContraDictator

I will ask that my opponent represent a popular ethical framework, and I have given some options below. If you wish, you may represent an alternative view, however. Pro: Representing Mill's Utilitarianism, Kant's Formalism, Locke's Rights Ethics, or Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, present an argument that supports the validity of your position. Con: I will be arguing that not only are all systems of ethics irrational, but that they can be easily applied to opposing sides of a number of modern m...

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sight of the world beyond now is a closed eye, in darkness

vi_spex
ContraDictator

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The death penalty should be give to murders, rapists, etc. regardless of mental conditions

Nate_Weis
SeanTheRanger

Yes their are people in the world who exit that are sexually assaulting people, and or murdering with out a care in the world, and they deserve death, but if that person is a mentally impaired person who can change, shouldn't they be allowed the chance to change and be fixed. Many have gone through a mentally traumatizing moment, or are mentally impaired and do not fully know what they are doing, and can not fully control their actions, and even not fully understand what their actions are to beg...

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Should the death penalty be authorized for murders, rapists, etc regardless of mental conditions

Nate_Weis
bearski

Yes their are people in the world who exit that are sexually assaulting people, and or murdering with out a care in the world, and they deserve death, but if that person is a mentally impaired person who can change, shouldn't they be allowed the chance to change and be fixed. Many have gone through a mentally traumatizing moment, or are mentally impaired and do not fully know what they are doing, and can not fully control their actions, and even not fully understand what their actions are to beg...

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People do not have free will.

Danielle
Ockham

In this debate, my burden is to demonstrate that the universe is determined. Determinism: 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: The philosophical doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice that is not determined by physical or divine forces. I will let my oppon...

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Morality is subjective

WampumDP
Jerry947

I would like to debate on one of my favorite subjects: The subjectivity of morality. Just to explain beforehand: When I say "morality is subjective" I mean that what one finds good or bad entirely depends on what that individual believes. The first round is merely for confirmation. Second round for opening statements Third for rebuttals and Fourth for closing statements....

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Infinite Dimensions and a Dimensional Mind

M0nK3Y
Cobalt

I argue infinite dimensions exist. If infinite dimensions exists, the mind would evolve to understand, or sense, new dimensions; as colour was unseen until animals evolved to sense colour, some effect may be unknown that we can adapt to understand. Dreams show we access our minds depth, perhaps we can evolve to sense further depth. I argue, dreams show potential of the mind. Dreams can make concepts clear; dreams have been said to have prophetical, psychological or chronicle proper...

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Does God Exist?

Thomistic_Calvinist
Vict0rian

The question of the existence of God is a highly contentious one and deserves the utmost consideration from any person concerned with the truth. I will be using three arguments for the existence of God: 1. The Argument from Motion 2. The Argument from Divine Governance (Teleology) 3. The Argument from Substance Dualism Before we begin, it will be useful to define the sort of Theism I am advocating for. I am advocating for classical theism in the sense advocated by Aquinas and not the Neo...

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Life is pointless.

BeardBoulevard
RowanM

Life means something to you until you die, and, depending on what you leave behind, maybe to beings in the future. But eventually, you will die, they will die, our planet will die, our species will die. And you were here for nothing. So make of life what you will, because it doesn't matter anyway....

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I lifted this from a Cadillac Owner's Manual

andrew87
annajstien

The Penalty of Leadership (old Cadillac ad) "In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man's work becomes the standard for the whole world...

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