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Are there situations where torture can be minimally morally permissible?

mtaylor0214
blueivycarter

Morgan Taylor Torture Debate Argument (1.) For this argument, torture will be defined as the infliction of intense pain with the purpose of coercion. (2.) In order for torture to be minimally, morally acceptable, there needs to be an extreme emergency. (3.) An extreme emergency can be defined as a situation where innocent people will be seriously harmed within a short time span. (4.) An example of an extreme emergency would be a bomb going off in a city. (5.) And serious harm is either d...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Do aliens exist?

OlinB
Ozzyhead

Before we begin, I would like to define the topic Aliens - Any extraterrestrial organism. Exist - Have objective reality or being within the universe. Good luck to my opponent!...

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6 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

The Non-Aggression Principle is ethically sound

UchihaMadara
TrasguTravieso

1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in the final round 3. The debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you in a few days. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to use the following definition(s) Non-Aggression Principle: the moral principle that all humans have natural rights such as life, personal l...

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55 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Legalize Gay Marriage

YaHey
JasperFrancisShickadance

I have seen that you take opposition to gay marriage, and I would like to challenge you on that. The first round is for accepting. Thanks, and I can't wait to debate you....

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54 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Atheism ideology does not provide good morals.

Solomon_Grim
silvertechfilms

This debate will be based around the idea that atheism does not provide a good moral design. Moral- being about good living and acting....

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49 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as well

ChosenWolff
Preston

Official Resolution: If the Taliban are terrorists, then the United States are as wellThis is an intresting concept I've been meaning to get to, on a philosophical argument I've been studying for awhile. The BOP will reside on me proving, that if the Taliban were to be considered terrorists, then the United States would also have to be considered terrorists. The opposition must be of the belief that the Taliban are terrorists. Usually...

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27 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Idealism is true

dylancatlow
Sargon

Definitions Idealism: Idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality is fundamentally mental, or otherwise immaterial. First round is for acceptance only. Burden of Proof is shared....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Eternal, romantic love exists.

gwinfrost
Benjamin_Manus

40%-50% of married couples in the United States divorce. The other 50%-60% who do not divorce are likely to lose their feelings for their partner over the years, either completely or partially. Many people often grow tired of being around their partner, calling them "annoying", "bossy", etc. Romantic love is considered an emotional and sexual attraction to someone else. Sex- we all know what sex is. One may argue the male is "meant" for the female; that they were meant to be mates. That is,...

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Utilitarianism is in principle a better system of morality.

Bullish
Bochoyboy

Note: I have made this debate impossible to accept. To be considered for accepting this debate, please state the moral system you will be arguing for in the comments section. Topic:I take the position that "Utilitarianism is in principle a better system of morality." My opponent must choose a sufficiently different system of normative morality and argue in favor of it. The winner is the one who shows his morality system to be better.

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23 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

I will lose this debate.

newbiehere
Emmo

Sometimes, debates aren't about winning; they're about losing, and this is one such debate. Voters are free to interpret the goal of this debate as they wish and may vote accordingly. I have selected Emmo as my opponent because he expressed an interest in debating with me in the comment of another post. My goal is to lose this debate.Throughout this debate, I will argue that regardless of my overall rank, skill, etc. as a debator, I will do a terrible job in this particular deba...

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago