The banking concept of education is oppressive because if the education system were helping students learn and process the information taught to them, one third of the population wouldn't practically be illiterate. Children need to be literate and learn in a non-oppressive education because students will use their literacy skills everyday. These skills will also lead to better communication, locally and nationally. Hirsch writes about this in his "Literacy and Cultural Literacy: The Decline Of L...
This debate is part of round 5 of Man-Is-Good's Debate Tournament.
RoyLatham and I just finished another tournament debate over the implications of the KCA, which you can reference here:
In this debate, we argued over whether or not something that is mathematically possible can be considered to therefore be physically p...
Resolved: It is probable that God exists.
1. Acceptance only
2. Opening arguments
4. Closing arguments/clash
Let's face it, there is no "in the long run." As John Maynard Keynes said, "In the long run, we are all dead." So why make an impression on a crowd that will, in the long run, die out? This website won't remain on the web. Civilization will inevitably die off, power will be lost, the world will explode. This very argument won't be remembered as, "The discussion that saved the universe!" Maybe there is some self-fulfillment involved, but, as I have stated many times, we will all be dead. That fee...
The definition of important will be in some sense subjective. However, the term should be used within reason.
Kant refers to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher.
Hume refers to David Hume, the Scottish philosopher....
To begin this debate, I'd like to interpret Communism as a stateless system where workers directly control the means of production. A small fragment of democratic government exists, operating upon common law enforced by the people who's purpose is the protection of citizens and worker's rights. I'd also like to rule Bolshevik Communism (meaning everything after Lenin/Trotsky) out of this debate as they are not examples of my interpretation of Communism. This debate follows a communist world w...
For purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined as to include the general attributes of the Judeo-Christian God (i.e.: omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence etc.) That...
Pinocchio is a fictional character with a nose that will grow every time he lies. Consider the premise:
- If Pinocchio lies, then his nose will grow.
- Pinocchio lies.
- Therefore, his nose will grow.
- If Pinocchio tells the truth, then his nose will
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Is the United States is justified in intervening in the internal political processes of other countries to attempt to stop human rights abuses? I am on the affirmation. 1. First round is acceptance only....
I believe that historical truths can be known such as if the man Jesus was actually resurrected from the dead. Or if what he said could actually be discerned by use of the historical sciences and their methods. Therefore, my burden of proof will be to show that Historical Realism is possible and that Historical Relativism is less plausible. By contrast my opponent's BoP is opposite this, he must show that Historical R...