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Ancient China is the Most Philosophical Ancient Civilization

scienceNerd48
Wycek

My opponent will argue that China is not the most philosophical ancient civ. Round 1: Respond with a "I accept" Round 2: Arguments...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Geniocracy

jamccartney
CJKAllstar

Hello to all who wish to accept this debate. In this debate, my opponent and I will be arguing about the idea of a Geniocracy. I, Pro, will be arguing that many of the ideas of a Geniocracy are good ideas and should be implemented into society, while my opponent, Con, will be arguing the point that a Geniocracy is not a good idea.Here is the definition of 'Geniocracy': Geniocracy is the framework for a system of government which was first propos...

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Updated 7 Hours Ago

There are NO absolutes ethically.

aburk903
Benshapiro

My premise is simple and my introductory statement will be short. There are NO absolutes ethically. The entire world of ethics revolves around a principle that I call "Utilitarian Situational Rights". This proposed theory of "right and wrong" takes the useful elements of the three prominent ethical theories in the following manner. 1.) Utilitarian- Doing the greatest good for the greatest number. 2.) Situational- What is the moral/ethical course of action is determined entirely based upon the gi...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Is morality subjective?

derogatory
Dan4reason

first round is for acceptance, my aim is to try and convince my opponent that it is in fact objective. definitions: Morality 1. principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. source: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=morality+definition&oq=morality+definition&aqs=chrome..69i57.2526j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8...

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Teleological Morality is Superior to Deontological Morality

Surrealism
vintinthethird

Important clarifications and definitions: This debate is not about whether teleological or deontological morality is correct, it is about which is superior of the two. Teleological morality is the moral framework(s) under which the morality of an action is determined by its consequences. Deontological morality is the moral framework(s) under which the morality of an action is determined by the intent of the actor. 1st Round is for acceptance. 2nd Round is for opening arguments. 3rd...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Psychological Egoism is correct

GregVCross
philochristos

I am going to simply give someone's description of psychological egoism and ask that you argue against it: All forms of egoism require explication of "self-interest" (or "welfare" or "well-being"). There are two main theories. Preference or desire accounts identify self-interest with the satisfaction of one's desires. Often, and most plausibly, these desires are restricted to self-regarding desires. What makes a desire self-regarding is controversial, but there are clear cases and counter-ca...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

All Human Actions are Taken Through Self-Interest

MyDinosaurHands
Loveshismom

I believe that every action a human being has ever taken has been motivated by self-interest. My opponent should argue that at least some human actions occur without self-interest (or just selfishness if you'd prefer) as the motivator. Any arguments that get all nitpicky involving some kind of out there scenarios with mind control or whatever should not be counted when determining the better arguments. My opponent may talk about coercion, like a gun to the head type scenario, but any sce...

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Updated 1 Day 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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Updated 1 Day Ago

Animals Are Conscious Beings

aalmond
GregVCross

I must challenge the comment you made in the "History and Debate of Animal Rights" discussion. One of your comments read, "I am for animal testing because people are people and they are conscious being and animals aren't and therefore I don't really care about animals that aren't human beings." I have to disagree with your stance. All mammals contain a central nervous system, allowing them to feel pain, for their neurological receptors will send synapses to their brain just as the Homo sapian ne...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

should you give me money

nerosmoke
danny123

why should you give me money?...

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Updated 1 Day Ago