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Psychological Egoism

MyDinosaurHands
YYW

Definition:"Psychological egoism is the thesis that we are always deep down motivated by what we perceive to be in our own self-interest." I will be defending this thesis, and my opponent's objective should be to show that there are instances where a person acts with with purely altruistic motives. First Round will be for Acceptance. Any questions, please ask in the comments before accepting. Any confusion that arises that could've been avoided with a simple qu...

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15 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

God most likely exists

zmikecuber
Sswdwm

Good evening/afternoon/morning/midday, ladies and gentlemen. Sswdwm and I don't always see eye-to-eye on issues, and after having many enjoyable forum debates, we've decided to take it to the real thing. The resolution for this debate shall be...God most likely exists.

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250 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

saying less means more then saying a lot of things someoe else said that you agree with

Max.Wallace
aburk903

To all the bloviators, those that spout factoids their idols said. Can you prove your factoids? Commies....

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10 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Freedom or Political Correctness, choice or command.

Max.Wallace
KhalifV

My definition of freedom is that you can say whatever you want, and whoever hears it should be able to laugh it off, the old sticks and stones mentality. My definition of political correctness is that if you say anything offensive, and a power hungry entity such as Al Sharpton or Ellen hears you, you will be torn down. Political correctness is a nanny mentality, both for the nanny, those with power, and the poor offended adult child. The first amendment rules!!!!!!!!!!...

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22 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Science, by itself, can determine moral truths

BaruchSpinoza
rings48

Round 1: acceptance only Round 2: opening statements (reserve rebuttals for round 3) Round 3: rebuttals Round 4: closing statements (no new arguments) I mean science to include the whole of the natural and social sciences, and more specifically any practice in which beliefs are primarily determined by hypothesis-testing and rigorous collection of empirical data. I mean morality to be the abstract system of values used to judge human affairs. I am not referring to actual moral practices...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

xXCryptoXx's 100th Debate: The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Valid

xXCryptoXx
bsh1

Opening Speech Hello all and welcome to my 100th debate! It has been a long journey in debating to get where I am on this wonderful summer day. Over the course of my debate history I have debated gay marriage a grand total of 24 times, having lost four of those debates, tying twice, and winning eighteen times. Gay marriage has been the debate topic of 2...

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142 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

God exists

dylancatlow
Sargon

Definitions God: An entity that is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnibenevolent and the cause of the universe. Universe: all and only that which exists (in this case, synonymous with reality). Cause: Something that brings about an effect or result First round is for acceptance only....

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122 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: All human acts are selfish.

lannan13
Cold-Mind

I'd like to thank Cold-Mind ahead of time for accepting this debate. RulesMy opponent will begin his argument round 1Round 2 is arguments and rebuttlesRound 3 is rebuttles and Con's conclusion.Round 4 is Rebuttle and conclusion by Pro.Con will end round 4 by stating, "No argument as agreed upon."No swearingNo SemanticsBurden of Proof is equally sharedViolations of these rules will result in a forfe...

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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155 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

3 sides of the coin

Max.Wallace
PauseAndThink

There are 3 sides to a coin. Heads. Tails. The edge. We perform coin tosses to make decisions sometimes. Sheeple pick a side. Never the edge. This debate is about the tendency of the human species to choose a side, which the sheeple do, so they can be declared by the elites to be winners. The elites, those in the .000001% income bracket that attempt to control us, use this tendency to create more power for themselves. Don't listen to the propaganda and choose a side, eventually you...

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21 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago