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Situational ethics is superior to absolute ethics

A341
Wylted

First round is acceptance. Any definitions can be worked out in the comments....

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Updated 4 Months Ago

The Prince

MyDinosaurHands
Dan4reason

The Question: Is Niccolo Machiavelli's idea that it is better to be feared than loved correct? This argument shall take place under the assumption that you have to choose between one of the two. This argument should also take place with both sides making their determination of Machiavelli's statement, viewing the situation like Machiavelli would: looking at a leader's effectiveness, the ability to hold his office and his throne/leadership position. Not based on morality. Round 1 should co...

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2 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

An Unembodied Mind is Very Complex

SubterFugitive
2-D

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Life is worth living

funwiththoughts
Chrysippus

First round is acceptance only. Standard behavioural expectations apply....

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The gift of debating and speech isn't necessarily good.

oculus_de_logica
Pfalcon1318

Hello again: Shall we try this one again?The resolution is simple: The gift of speech and debating isn't necessarily good.To other readers; Me and my opponent tried to debate this once but due to uncontrollable reasons we decided to tie the debate and try again later; with that later being now. The format is the same as before more or less.we will be using the following definitions:

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Objectivism is Flawed

Valar_Morghulis
AkulMunjal

It is the position of the Pro that Objectivism which is the philosophy of Ayn Rand is flawed and should be disregarded as an approachable outlet to philosophy. The goal of the Con is to prove otherwise. Rules:1. A single forfeit equals an automatic forfeit for this debate on the offending party.2. No semantic disputes. If the definition of a term is unclear please refer to the online Merriam Webster Dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/3...

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19 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

Beauty is Objective

Hematite12
humanright2debate

BoP: Shared1st Round is for Acceptance-----------------------------Definitions: Objective: true even outside of a subject's individual biases, interpretations, feelings, and imaginings (from Wikipedia)Subjective:

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Atheism is more probable than Theism.

Microsuck
Billdekel

Resolved: Atheism is more probable than Theism.For purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined as to include the general attributes of the Judeo-Christian God (i.e.: omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence etc.) That...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Parents Should be Able to Pick the Gender of Their Children

TheHitchslap
Fictional_Truths1

Standard DDO Code of conduct applies. Let's get at'em boys! ...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Universe has a Purpose

Invictus144
Cluckelite

To the opposition, thank you for accepting my challenge, and good luck. I intend to argue that the universe has a purpose. I do not necessarily argue the existence of any specific deity to act as such a purpose, simply that there must be an initial being of some form. My argument will be in part, one of elimination, and rule out the two core secular explanations for the universe not having a purpose. Firstly that something, cannot spring from nothing. Secondly, that the universe cannot be ete...

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Updated 10 Months Ago