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Does the mind exist apart from the body?

DangerRingo6
WillYouMarryMe

One topic in philosophy that has been, and continues to be debated is the Mind-Body Problem. Do the mind and body exist in separate realm, or as different substance? Or are they both located in the same reality? Does an object or entity need a brain in order to have a mind? I will be arguing that the mind and body are both of the same substance; both firmly entrenched in the physical world, and reliant on the laws of the natural world. Rules: Round 1 - Acceptance; statement of thesis. Ro...

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19 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

The Objectivist Solution to the Problem of Induction is Sound

bossyburrito
dylancatlow

DEFINITIONS/EXPLANATIONS:The Problem of Induction: "David Hume described the problem in An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, §4, based on his epistemological framework. Here, "reason" refers to deductive reasoning and "induction" refers to inductive reasoning. First, Hume ponders the discovery of causal relations, which form the basis for what he refers to as "matters of fact". He argues that causal relations are...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

The quantity 1/3 is only theoretical

JuliusMach10
BrandonStumpf

So for this debate, I will be defending that the exact quantity (1/3) is not real, only theoretical, and con must prove to me a quantity that is 1/3 of 1. I will only be rebutting so post your arguments in the first round for your reasoning. Good luck....

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Updated 4 Days Ago

One can rationally support the claim that they are the only individual in existance with free will.

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
ZenoCitium

In this debate I will assert logically that out of all people who roam the earth, I am the sole individual who has free will; does this mean that I believe I am truely the only one? Well not exactly, but in essence, yes. I will show that because each individual lives in his or her own world, that they are logically restrained to accept certain ideas, especially when they experience a certain theoretical situation which logically demonstrates that others are not free but that you...

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18 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Should the death penalty be legal?

Rezend
Jcmiamiu7

I am against it. Looking forward to an enjoyable argument. First round for acceptance only....

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Abortion

sarzas15
lagessemsc2015

Abortion is a fundamental right that every woman should have the option to do so. Each individual woman has the right to control their own body and no one should take that right away. Even though religion is important to many people's lives, there is a reason church and state are separated. Many woman want to have abortions because they do not feel like they could raise the child safely or in a good manner....

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5 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago

Objective morality does not exist

WaywardSon
Bahamute619

Hello, Today I would like to debate on the basic idea of morality. The Topic of the debate is the following: Objective Morality(as defined below) does not exist. The Debate will have 5 rounds. The rounds will go as follows: 1: ACCEPTANCE ONLY; no arguments 2: Opening statements. No rebuttals 3:first rebuttal 4:second rebuttal 5:closing statements, No New Arguments This is a list of Definitions for the Debate: Morality: a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would...

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Updated 22 Hours Ago

Stem Cell Research is Moral and should be legal

angeloivy
CatholicDebater

I will be taking the Pro (is moral/should be legal) side of the argument. There are no arguments that cannot be made. I ask Con to refrain from using the comments section as a continuation of their argument if the character limit is reached, and surpassed. The first round is simply for acceptance. Opening arguments will be made beginning in round two. I am looking forward to an interesting debate....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Existentialism

n7natnat
WillYouMarryMe

Existentialism is basically part of daily life, whether you know it or not. You choose to believe in God, you choose to not believe. You make up rules, or you follow rules made up by others. You decide what's good, or what's bad. It's awesome....

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5 Comments
Updated 23 Hours Ago

it is better to have never been/exist

hect
Mathgeekjoe

rules: 1st round is acceptance only 2nd round arguments only 3rd round rebuttals and arguments 4th round more rebuttals and arguments 5th round rebuttals and conclusions only no new arguments 'it is better to have never been/exist' is the topic just so we are clear definitions: better= more preferable never= at no time in the past or future; not ever been= existence/ have objective reality or being An issue that may arise is when does one come into 'existence' I think for argume...

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11 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago