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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 3 Weeks Ago

Abortion

a_janis1
angeloivy

Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, the right to life is an inalienable right given to every innocent human being, therefore, abortion, as the direct result of the killing of an innocent human child, violates the inalienable right to life. Thus, abortion is wrong. I would like to argue against abortion. There is no layout other than that my opponent should first provide a retort to the paragraph stated above in round one. This is just a free discussion in a relaxed manner. Als...

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57 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: Voluntary Euthanasia is Morally Justified

Varrack
That1User

IntroI am challenging That1User for Round 2 of Lannan13's February Beginner's Tournament. The resolution holds clear: Pro shall argue that voluntary euthanasia is indeed morally justified, and Con shall argue that it is not.The burden of proof is equally shared between both debaters.Definitions Voluntary Euthanasia - the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of people with incurable disea...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Objectivist Account of Free Will is Nonsense

dylancatlow
bossyburrito

First round is for acceptance only. Standard rules apply. Semantics will be a major portion of the debate (no agreed upon definitions)....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Abortion

H2O2
qwzx

Hello and I would like to start by saying that I am looking for a philosophical/moral debate and not a religious one. My opinion on abortion is that it is wrong to kill a sentient life form and therefor if the baby can think I don't think a abortion should be allowed but up until then it is simply a part of the human body and therefor ok to abort...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Morality is Objective

bossyburrito
MyDinosaurHands

This Debate is Part of the first round of BSH1's "Ethics and Philosophy Tournament". The minimum voting Elo rating is 2500.DefinitionsMorality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.Objective: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.Feeling or opinio...

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59 Comments
Updated 2 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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181 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should doctor assisted suicide be legal?

Sebastian_Ley
Sapphique

This is my first debate, so I figured I would start off with a subject that is both fascinating and controversial. Doctor assisted suicide is the process of a medical professional euthanizing a patient to relieve them from pain, be it mental or physical. The debate will be structured as such: Round 1 is acceptance, round 2 is your main points, (no rebuttals), round 3 is rebuttals, and round 4 is closing statements. I am debating for the Pro side of this debate. I hope to have a good debate,...

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Handicap Debate - God Exists

Envisage
lannan13

*Debate is closed, leave message in comments to accept*BackgroundI am strongly of the opinion that 10,000 characters is plenty to present a decent case for virtually any position. Thus it infinitely irrita...

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53 Comments
Updated 1 Month 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 Month Ago