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You should follow Stoic principles.

Tim1632
ehorton

Stoic doctrine states that we should detach ourselves from our emotions and only worry about what we can control. If we follow this school of thought we will not waste our time on things that are futile, but only worry about that things that we have the capacity to control ourselves. By doing this we will live a better life because we will no longer waste time on what is out of our control, and therefore we will use our time concentrating on what we can, which will lead to better use of our time...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

You should follow stoic principles.

poppinoffgrounds
ashtronomy

I'm advocating that you should follow stoic principles; chiefly, the principles of apathy which is the basis of all stoic philosophy: one should neither suffer pain nor pleasure. The reason why stoics advocate this is because they believe humans incorrectly assume that pleasure is good and pain is to be avoided; instead of actually determining what pleasures are good, they bypass the issue by simply saying that you should not be a victim of them. For the stoics the possibility of being a victim...

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Non-Christians and the laws of logic.

Hezekiah_Ahaz
Zbot

My argument is that non-Christians can't account for the laws of logic. They are secretley relying on Christinaity to make sense of these laws. All three rounds can be used for obejctions/rebuttals If you are younger than 18 don't bother....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Problem of philosophy: Appearance or reality?

Hezekiah_Ahaz
TheOrator

If you are under 21 don't bother. My argument is that all forms of non-Christian thinking can't account for truth since they can't account for reality without reducing themselves to irrationality. 1. rebuttal/arguments 2. cross examination 3. closing/arguments...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Sophistry

Hezekiah_Ahaz
yuiru

Open to any. All rounds cross examination. I noticed that people here are pseudo-philosophers. When examined they all fold like little chairs. They evade questions like plagues and so on....

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God Opposes Abortion

elvroin_vonn_trazem
JayWhip

As I've indicated elsewhere, almost all the foundations anti-abortion arguments are badly flawed. One such foundation is the notion that God has a negative opinion of abortion. Sure, the Bible and other religious works make various claims that can be interpreted as opposing abortion. But God didn't sit down and write any of those religious works. Humans did. And humans are known to be able to tell lies to benefit themselves. If this Challenge is accepted, then, based on the title of this D...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Ketchup tastes good on Everything

PurpleDrank
SaltyFries

Ketchup...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Consciousness is non-physical, and self-aware.

jdpeterson007
Cowboy0108

The debate here is whether consciousness is to be believed as physical or non-physical. The argument assumes no science is required to prove it and that consciousness is real and has a non-physical "self" of it's own - it's an "a priori" argument. I want to win votes on my belief that consciousness is non-physical, and therefore does not require a brain or other matter to be self-aware. It is a philosophical argument, not in the science category. Define "mind"... a brain? My understanding is...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Can God create a rock so big he can't lift it, or can he not create the rock? answer is yes...

dairygirl4u2c
aburk903

Can an Omnipotent God create a rock he cannot lift? it is said that If one answers yes to the question, then God is therefore not omnipotent because he cannot lift the rock, but if one answers no to the question, God is no longer omnipotent because he cannot create the rock. my position is that he can do one or the other, at different times, but he can't do both at the same time. and, that he can't do both at the same time doesn't disprove God as omnipotent. the question is basically anot...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens when expanding into the universe

dairygirl4u2c
Duncan

advanced hominid decendants should be valued above homo sapiens in expanding into the universe eventually man will have to expand off of earth, or we will go extinct. wouldnt it be wise to allow first the most advanced of us to leave and expand civilization? this very well could (and perhaps should) eventually lead to hominid speciation. we could have a loyalist approach to it, and argue that our species should be of higher priority than allowing or promoting our decendants to be of sup...

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