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Psychological Egoism is correct

GregVCross
philochristos

I am going to simply give someone's description of psychological egoism and ask that you argue against it: All forms of egoism require explication of "self-interest" (or "welfare" or "well-being"). There are two main theories. Preference or desire accounts identify self-interest with the satisfaction of one's desires. Often, and most plausibly, these desires are restricted to self-regarding desires. What makes a desire self-regarding is controversial, but there are clear cases and counter-ca...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Not ALL pedophiles are sick, whacked out child molesters. Are all straight men rapists?

TheINFJofINFJS
deadroot414

READ MY ARGUMENT BEFORE YOU CALL ME A TERRIBLE PERSON. I beg you-please allow me to explain myself. You do not know how much I DETEST bastards who actually DO either WANT TO or actually DO RAPE OR MOLEST children. This does not mean I hate pedophiles. Whether we like it or not, we all have our own tastes. We will never be all the same. Are all straight men rapists? Or are all tattooed people thugs? Or are all schizophrenics evil? NO. It's the same with innocent pedophiles....

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12 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Social Media has A Bad Impact on Our Lives Today

AthenaMusic10
JamesChance

Social media has a bad impact on our lives today as it is starting to affect teens' behaviours and it does not allow them to talk face-to-face. Also, teens now have an attention span of less than 5 minutes compared to 12 minutes back in 1990's. Some other effects are seen in writing and social impacts. People now use many abbreviations such as LOL, TTYL and BFF instead of using full words and the word "selfie" was noted Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary. Teens no longer know how to talk...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Darth Vader would beat Luke Skywalker in a battle

DarthKirones
KJCharmed03

Welcome back everyone. I'm here to rematch KJCharmed03 in this debate. The resolution is that Darth Vader would beat Like Skywalker in a fight in their prime stae (And no. Darth Vader as Anakin Skywalker does NOT count as Darth Vader.) In this fight all skills can be brought up to support our positions. I am taking the negative side of this debate as I believe Luke Skywalker would beat his Father in a duel. To clarify the rules and times and limits, here they are: -9000 Characters -48 Ho...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Ash Kethum should be over the age of 10

Teemo
PipJeanTodd

After challenging a person to this debate, and realising he was rationalmadman, I was dissapointed I couldn't debate this. So now, here is a debate to prove once and for all that Ash kethum should be older than 10. Accepting this debate, you are accepting these rules.1. First round you post your opening statements, last round your write "No argument as agreed upon."2. No plagiarism3. No semantics/ play with words4. No arguing about...

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22 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Should civilians not be allowed to own firearms?

Crescendo
Dan4reason

My opponent will be arguing that only federal employees such as policemen and soldiers (and perhaps a few other exceptions) should be allowed to own firearms. Burden of proof is shared by pro and con, first round is for acceptance. Rules: No profanity, sexually-explicit language, violent threats, or trolling. I await someone who will accept this challenge....

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8 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Belief in the Bible is not rational

Benshapiro
Darklordcomp

Now, I understand that some of the bible is metaphorical but not all of the bible is metaphorical. Otherwise there would be no absolute certainties in the Bible that Christians believe are absolutes such Jesus' life for example. First round is for acceptance....

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1 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Hell, as a place of eternal torment, cannot be justified

Benshapiro
Justinian

First round is for acceptance...

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1 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust.

lincolndouglassdebate
Zaradi

This debate will be done in Lincoln Douglass format. Round 1Affirmative Constructive (affirmative case)Negative Constructive (negative presents case, attacks affirmative's case)Round 2Affirmative Rebuttal 1 (affirmative attacks opponents case, rebuilds their own)Negative Rebuttal (negative attacks opponents case, rebuilds their own, presents voting issues)Round 3Affirmative Rebuttal 2 (affirma...

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0 Comments
Updated 18 Hours Ago

Vending machines should be allowed in schools

dynamicduodebaters
Ozzyhead

Hello everybody. Today we are starting a new debate. The topic is that vending machines should be allowed in schools. By schools we are talking about schools from grades 1-12. I will be taking the negative stance of this debate. We have two conditions -This round is for acceptance only. -the fifth round is for rebuttals only. No new points are to be made in the fifth round. Good luck to the contender, whoever that may be....

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago