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Lower Tier Finials: Resolved: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings were justified.

lannan13
Daltonian

I'd like to thank Daltonian for accepting this debate ahead of time. This is the finials of the Lower Tier for the DDO Tourney.Rules Round 1 is for rules and definitions by Pro while Con accepts and/or chooses to define anyword Pro left undefined. Round 2: Opening arguments shall be presented. There shall be no rebuttles round 2. <...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Immanuel Kant was more important than John Stuart Mill in the development of philosophy

phantom
kasmic

100th debate! This debate should be impossible to accept. Introduction and Clarifications Credit to SocialPinko for the idea. We had a similar debate a while back and I wanted to do one like this again. The terms “important” and “development” will be open for debate. There is no need to agree on the specific definitions but we should apply common sense...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Monkeys should be considered persons.

ksungw105
Potoczak

(1.) "I believe the idea of animal rights has reason, not just emotion, on its side (327. 1. 8)." (2.) "All of our duties regarding animals are indirect duties to one another- to humanity (327. 3. 16)." (3.) "Pain is wrong because of the pain that is caused, we cannot rationally ignore or dismiss the moral relevance of the pain that your dog feels (328. 1. 6)." (4.) "Like children, however, some animals are the objects of the sentimental interest of outhers. You, for example, love your...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Do humans know everything?

Almog
Commondebator

Think about it...and when I say think about it, I mean throw away everything you think you know about what you don't, and think deeply about the argument. It is possible to know everything. By possible to know everything, I mean not in a carnal state, but rather in a general state. When one knows everything in a general state, only thing can someone learn everything in specificity. There are may questions people think are unanswered, but they are in our face. In order to know everything, you hav...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

The Human Soul Likely Doesn't Exist.

n7
Peili

I have chosen Peili for this debate.The Human Soul Likely Doesn't ExistDefinitions:Human Soul: the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought. (It's essentially the Cartesian conception of the soul as I feel that is the most well defined notion.)Likely: Probable as far as one knows or can tell.

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Updated 4 Days Ago

A stupid person can objectively know that he is stupid

ObjectivityIsAMust
debatr1234

I will debate that a stupid person cannot objectively know that he is stupid. 1. First round is only for acceptance....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Animals are sentient

Rubikx
Gabe1e

I recently had a short argument with another DDO member on whether or not animals are sentient. I will be taking the position that animals are not sentient and that we are the only sentient beings on earth. Rules for the debate: 1) no trolling 2) no forfeiting 3) no plagiarizing 4) try to keep this from being a religious debate, although it is closely linked to religious ideals I don't want it from being a God vs Atheism debate. 5) If you break these rules it is an automatic forfeit. 6...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Are there situations where torture can be minimally morally permissible?

mtaylor0214
blueivycarter

Morgan Taylor Torture Debate Argument (1.) For this argument, torture will be defined as the infliction of intense pain with the purpose of coercion. (2.) In order for torture to be minimally, morally acceptable, there needs to be an extreme emergency. (3.) An extreme emergency can be defined as a situation where innocent people will be seriously harmed within a short time span. (4.) An example of an extreme emergency would be a bomb going off in a city. (5.) And serious harm is either d...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Abortion is morally acceptable

Philocat
awr700

I know there's been about a million of these debates but I haven't often debated the issue and would like some practice :) First round is for acceptance and for anything you would like to say before the debate. To clarify on what I am arguing, I am arguing that, if the mother's life is not in danger, abortion is morally wrong....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

On balance, Collectivism is preferable to Individualism

UchihaMadara
lannan13

1. First round for acceptance 2. No new arguments in the final round 3. This debate should be impossible to accept. Finding a way to accept without permission will result in an automatic loss for Con. If you would like to accept, please say so in the comments section, and I will challenge you when I feel like it. 4. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions... >> Collectivism- the philosophy that the interests of society as a whole should be considered ethicall...

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91 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago