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Suicide is not necessarily inherently wrong.

Forgone
Varto

Conditions:1. This is a philosophical discourse.2. Keep it clean please, no inappropriate language or spamming.3. We will set a scenario and try to remain on the case.4. We will not discuss every single possibility.Pro: The action of a person committing suicide, or the possession of the will to commit suicide is not necessarily inherently wrong....

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Strong Atheism is a Sound Position

Envisage
Mhykiel

Details:The BoP is on me to demonstrate the resolution is true. My distinguished opponent Mykeil may either refute my arguments (so I fail to meet my BoP), or provide stronger arguments of his/her own for the antithesis (that Strong Atheism is an Unsound Position) to win.Definitions:

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45 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Individuals Ought to Help Those in Need

bsh1
Romanii

PrefaceI have wanted to debate Romanii for some time. As an up-and-coming member, he often undersells his own skills. I think this will be a great debate, and I look forward to a deserving challenge for this, my 70th debate on DDO.TopicIndividuals ought to Help those in NeedDefinitions and TermsIndividuals - specific persons. For example, I am an individual, but the group...

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91 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Kantian metaphysics and epistemology is superior to Objectivist epistemology and metaphysics

phantom
bossyburrito

IntroductionThis debate is for round 2 of Bsh1's Philosophy and Ethics Tournament. Thanks to Bsh for moderating the tournament, and I look forward to having this debate with Bossy. The topic of this debate involves t...

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30 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Is the Existence of a God Logical?

Hillary4Prez
kwagga_la

First round acceptance only.Definitions:God: the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god)Existence: The state or fact of having being especially independently of human consciousness and as contrasted with nonexistence. (

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Pandavas were the rightful heirs to the throne of Hastinapur

shreyas61196
Melvin_B_Tolson

Hello!Through this debate, I wish to challenge the highly decorated belief that the Pandavas were the rightful heirs to the throne of Hastinapur. I am of the opinion that the Kauravas instead were the ones who deserved to rule the throne.It is my simple argument that once you renounce any power/authority/status, you lose all rights to command any sort of control over it. Building on the aforementioned argument, I believe that when Pandu r...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

The Universe is deterministic

condeelmaster
spacetime

I really want to discuss about this because I'm not sure of my opinion. I think that the universe must be deterministic because of its excellent design and for the limits that existence itself has. However, if this is true, it means that we will never be free, which is really upsetting hahaha. To clarify some points: * It would be interesting to focus on the metaphysical implicancies of this issue and the relation with free will, religions, time-space composition and future prediction....

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights

bsh1
16kadams

PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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182 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 3 Years Ago

Abortion: A Secular Debate

austinlaam
alexnotmurfs

This will be a debate for atheists. I find no true reasons for the denial of a woman to get an abortion. I WILL ARGUE PRO.1st round: Accept and you give your initial arguments.2nd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.3rd round: My rebuttal and my argument. Your rebuttal and your argument.4th round: Repeat. 5th round: Repeat and Conclusion....

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34 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago