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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

Did Witches exist in the Middle/Dark Ages or were they just innocent humans?

7Clouds
Outplayz

Witches didn't/don't exist. Sadly. Many "witches" were most probably early scientists. They experiented, and the untaught eyes of people recognized the experiments as spells and curses. So, if these early scientists were called witches, that means that today's scientists are also witches....

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Updated 4 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

Resolution : God does exist

joseph.vu
UnhookedSchnook

The First round is for Acceptance. You may use any source, cite them. Are we good ? The Terms of this debate are UnhookedSchnook's....

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10 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

It is most probable that a god exists.

Typhlochactas
Magicr

Ave!God is a maximally great being, and by definition, you cannot conceive of anything greater than god.'Most probable' simply means that it is more possible than its negation. If the theist side's arguments are more plausible than t...

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23 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Does god exist

debataholic090
ssadi

we will argue that god doesn't exist or he does exist i will be arguing he doesnt exist please dont attack me personally yet opinionated not personally im not trying to attack anyone or change there beliefs but just share ideas please accept and this will be the format con argument rebuttal and argument summary summary final focus final focus...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

This house believes that "Knowledge is impossible"

George_DZ
solar145254

My stand is that knowledge is possible. Before I begin my argumentation: Knowledge shall be defined by the traditional "justified true belief" analysis of knowledge, that is an agent knows a proposition only if the agent holds a belief in the proposition that is justified, and that the proposition turns out to be true. For simplification matters, since we are assuming the truth of justified true belief, let us not drag in the matter of Gettier Cases. Belief is defined as having a propositional...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

It is more ethical to kill five people rather than one person. (Please read description)

NatashaEgreeff
beachgirl67

Philisophical/Ethical debating. I am aware that although there may be no correct answer, as my debate is based purely on abstract thought, although I am intrigued to see what the thoughts/opinions will be. The topic of debate is as follows: I would like to start off by submitting a scenario. Suppose you are travelling down a track in a runaway trolley Cart, you are travelling at 60mph and the brakes are broken. At the end of the track in the distance you notice 5 workers going about t...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

1000 character debate: Trolley Problem

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
FourTrouble

Resolution: If a trolley is headed towards five people tied to a track and you are near a switch and can switch the trolley onto a different track where one person is tied to the track, you ought not switch.It is assumed that the people the trolley hits will definitely die. Practical considerations will not figure into this.Nor will Kritiks. For instance arguing that 'ought' is entirely subjective, thus this resolution has no right or wrong ans...

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108 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Presupposing Islam is true, an eternal hell is justified.

Ahmed.M
popculturepooka

= = = = = Introduction = = = = =This debate will be about the justification for the conception of hell fire in Islam. I will argue that Hell fire conceived of in Islam, a conscious eternal torment is morally justified. My opponent may build a case of his own, but it is sufficient for him to only refute my case. ...

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47 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago