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Utilitariansim is a better ethical theory than Kantianism (Deontological Theory)

ReubenT13
Philocat

In this debate I intend to discuss which ethical philosophy (Kantianism/Deontological Theory vs Utilitarianism) is better to live by. I would also like to "share the burden of truth". Therefore, my opponent will be arguing why "Kantianism is a better ethical theory than Utilitarianism" . I wish to take this debate very seriously, anyone that is knowledgeable on the subjects at hand and is confident in their debating skill, should accept immediately. DEFINITONS: Utilitarianism...

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Altruistic behavior is impossible. (psychological egoism)

footballchris561
liviudinca.petre

Altruism: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.In order for an action to be truly altruistic the action must be committed with the intention to help someone else without considering the benefits for one self. If an action is committed that helped someone else but self interest is involved than that action is not altruistic. Psychological egoism is the view that humans are always...

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God is a Delusion

Geneaux
phantom

The opening round of this debate is for agreeing on the definitions of the terms in it only. Please refrain from arguing in this round. God- the omnipotent (all-powerful) creator of all reality. Delusion- a false belief unsupported by reason or evidence....

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Is it possible to romantically love more than one person at the same time?

uniipatel
kholt1

1) Romantic love is what one feels for a significant other with whom they cherish and feel intimate towards. They would feel both close and secure with one another. 2) Romantic love may or may not include physical or sexual relations. 3) To be in a committed relationship and love each other, while still harboring feelings for an ex-lover, one loves more than one person. 4) To love another person while in a relationship, while it may not be commendable, it is still likely. 5) All those who ar...

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There is no true opposite to any living and inanimate existing object

Daniel_Nemes
vi_spex

Let us begin. Left and Right, are they true opposites? No. Left is a direction, and so is Right, therefore they cannot be true opposites. They share a common trait which mean that they cannot oppose the other perfectly. Additionally, my belief is that the true opposite to anything is simply: nothing. Anything that can have an "opposite" is existing, therefore the true opposite is non-existence. Ergo, a theoretical "opposite world" does not exist, because our world is existing. My theory appli...

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Abortion

a_janis1
Benshapiro

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong....

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Debate Halting Problem

Surrealism
Zaradi

RULES: 1. Opponent must make a prediction of the winner of this debate in the first round. 2. Their prediction will be used as the resolution. I've wanted to debate this for a while....

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Abortion is a legal right that EVERYONE deserves

dwcrabb
BoggyB

I am proposing that abortion is a right that should be open to ALL. OK, rules of the debate: First round is a laying down of the rules and definitions, and 2nd is proposing arguments, and the last two are rebuttals. No appealing to emotions, you can argue ethically, but do not personalize it. EX. "How would you feel if your mom KILLED you!" Like previously stated, arguments can be ethical OR constitutional, you can argue about if abortion is right, OR about if it should be a right...

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Is it possible to romantically love more than one person at the same time

Luljeta
BessPerezC

Pros Love is a deep romantic feeling and sexual attachment to someone. Romantic love relationships usually implies an expression of one’s strong romantic love, or one’s deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately or romantically.

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  • Libertarians have stronger principle than conservatives

    miketheman1200
    Hanspete

    First Round acceptance Definitions: Principle - a fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived [1] [1] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/principle...

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