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Deontology vs. Utilitarianism: which theory should we look to first?

violetviolin
Hematite12

First round is acceptance, pro argues for deontology, con for utilitarianism. Any questions will be answered in the comments section. ...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Rebeldixie01 and Iamaconfederate are terrible people.

Jifpop09
RebelRebelDixieDixie01

I will attempt to do 3 things in this debate. The stakes are high, as the loser has to leave DDO for 2 weeks. I will prove that...- America would be led to chaos if they ever came to power. - They are bigots, even if they don't realize it...

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Free Will is more rational to affirm than determinism

Nzrsaa
SoloNo.1

Welcome! The motion is: "Free Will is more rational to affirm than determinism" The Burden of Proof is shared - Pro (me) has to prove both that free-will is rational to affirm, and that determinism is not. Con has to prove that determinism is rational to affirm, and that free-will is not. Definitions: Determinsm: The doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external t...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Do you think forced schooling of teenagers should be allowed?

saiga12boy
CloudKylion

I do not think innocent people willing and able to think for themselves should be forced to go somewhere they don't wish to be. The average American teenager is forced against his/her will to go somewhere they don't want to be and barred from leaving or banned from refusing to comply with their agenda. This is an unconsentual act and should therefore be forbidden from forced compliance. They are forced to go there, take place in whatever activity the controllers (teachers/administrators) have pl...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Indian Immigration was a new form of slavery after the emancipation of the Africans in the Caribbean

DauntlessWarrior
MysticMansion

Indentureship is the period of being a servant bounded by a contract for another for a specific period. In this case the Indian indentures. Slavery however is defined as the state of being bounded in servitude as the property of an enslaved holder, therefore an enslaved person is a person who is legally owned, has no freedom of action or right to property and is forced to work for another against his will. These were the Africans. Both parties were recruited for the same reason, to work on the p...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

God is real

dylancatlow
RoyLatham

Definitions:1. God - tri-omni and benevolent; the creator of the universe2. Real - exists objectively Conditions:First round: acceptance onlySecond round: opening arguments from pro, rebuttal by conThird round: rebuttals/additonal argumentsFourth Round: closing arguments onlyBy accepting this debate, you agree to these conditions....

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41 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Capitalism vs. Socialism (Economically)

Barnabas
Galal

I will argue for the advocation of pure capitalism with the only socialism being in the providing of very minimal needs to those who need it (i.e. Education, Food, Water, Shelter, Healthcare, etc)....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Every war is caused by another

RepublicanMan
emospongebob527

First round is acceptance only. Proof cannot include blogposts or Wikipedia. Or any biased networks or news anchors. It is expected that each side uses facts so support their opinion. The con takes on the role of opposing the idea that each war is based off of another. An example being WW2 based on WW1 or Vietnam on Korea. Good luck to my opponent....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Hitler was a Fascist

Jifpop09
Tophatdoc

Me and Tophatdoc have been arguing over whether Hitler was a fascist or not, so I figure I will challenge him to a debate. Its what I learned my whole life, and in all my textbooks, so we'll see. Anyways, we will go by the wikipedia definition, which for the benefit of my opponent, will exclude the fact that it directly states hitler was a fascist.

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Updated 1 Month Ago

You are in a rewarding but challenging relationship, do you choose to wipe out the bad memories?

Daimvad
The_Scapegoat_bleats

Full Proposition: You are 26 years old and in a rewarding but challenging relationship with your significant other of 3 years. You fight a little more than the average couple but are in love with each other despite the sometimes tense & hostile environments. Given that you have the ability to wipe your memory of the bad parts of your relationship never to arise again, do you choose to do so? The opposition can choose to defend either side and I will then argue against the side my opposition h...

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago