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Collectivism ought to be preffered to Individualism

kasmic
famousdebater

Full Resolution: On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism == Rules == 1. First round for acceptance. No new arguments or rebuttals in the final round 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... Col...

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190 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
missbailey8

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Abortion Should Be Legal

prodigyofaristotle
fire_wings

Abortion is not immoral. It should be legal....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Death Sentence Should be Used

prodigyofaristotle
tejretics

If a criminal is proven guilty beyond doubt, he should be executed. Prisons cost lots of tax dollars and they require a lot of maintenance and work....

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8 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Truth Does Exist

Bernabei
Oak19

This is a basic argument to prove or disprove the existence of truth. I am studying more into Epistemology and am looking to have others and myself critique my philosophy as it concerns truth and the existence of knowledge. My argument: Truth exist. Truth is what is real. If truth didn't exist, you couldn't make sense of the world or make any truth claim in themselves....

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33 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

How do atheists rationally know truth from fiction?

ViceRegent
PowerPikachu21

Atheists love to live under the delusion that they are the guardians of rationality. But how can they hold this title when they cannot even articulate a rational way to know truth from fiction. If they cannot do this, they are literally ignorant and the ignorant cannot guard anything. So, what atheist can give me a rational way atheists know truth from fiction? Answering this question is the sole purpose for this debate. If you are unable or unwilling to answer this question, do not respond...

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58 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

legalize memes

dangler
Sweg123

Memes should be legalized because with out memes i would have turned to black tar heroin years ago...

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Physicalism is improbable

Romanii
BlueDreams

Thanks to Sargon for proposing this topic. Standard DDO rules apply -- first round for acceptance, no new arguments or rebuttals in the final round, no semantics, no trolling, etc, etc etc. I have the burden of proof in this debate to show that Physicalism is improbable. The definition of Physicalism can be found here -- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/ I look forward to an interesting debate!...

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3 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Is it morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people?

Seagull
ssadi

I recently debate this topic with N7. (1) As is was my first debate and I am working to impove I would like to try my hand at this topic again. I did make a subtle change. The resolution is now a question. This is important to notice as I want the burden of proof to be shared in this debate. It will be my burden to argue that it is morally permissable, while my opponnet will need to argue that it is not. I have set the character limit to 6,000 and the time between rounds to 3 da...

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45 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

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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1 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago