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Should rhetoric and philosophy be taught in elementary school?

Comeatmebruh666
IvorDude

#First round is for accepting the debate.# So my opinion is that children should be introduced to philosophy and rhetoric at a younger age so they could better adjust to the mindset and so they would philosophise with greater adequacy and skill....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion Is Prima Facie Morally Wrong

Freeman
JoshBrahm

Allow me to begin by saying how pleased I am to be debating Josh Brahm. I'm sure that many of you will never get to read a more powerful case for the pro-life position than the case you will read in the course of this debate. And I only hope that I can do as well while I proceed to defend the pro-choice position. In this debate I'm going to argue that abortion is not morally reprehensible and should not be illegal, given the actual qualities that a human fetus possesses. Unlike a person, a f...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Abortion is always Morally Permissible

bsh1
Envisage

PrefaceI have recently been having some philosophical and logical consistency issues with my Pro-Choice stance. I would therefore like to defend a Pro-Life position to help me understand that persepective, and to determine which point of view I find more compelling.To accept this debate, you must have completed 4 debates already. To vote you must have a minimum of 3,000 ELO. Because this is such a contentious issue, I would also like to remind voters...

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137 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Can humans honestly understand the concept of nothing?

Logicality1
leedle

I honestly do not believe humans can understand nothing. Even if you assume that a space is empty, there is always a force affecting it in our minds. For example, if you imagine a black space in your head, there will always be a force, color, or change in that space, making the concept of nothing irrelevant, as there is always something effecting it. Take zero for example, the best example we have as a concept of nothing. Since numbers are a concept in general, and since zero is such an oddity e...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Is a utalitarian friendship really a friendhship?

Pasanti
MasturDbtor

I think a friendship based on utilitarianism shouldn't be considered a friendship due to the fact that you are using that person to your own advantage , therefore it's not a friendship....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Compatibilism

kasmic
Fkkize

Clarification: I am not really convinced of this topic and in an effort to delve into the topic further I am hoping to debate the topic at hand....

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Materialism is the best way to pursue happiness

Ariesz
missbailey8

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Defense Materialism- a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch Happy-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment: I will be arguing that materialism is the best way to achieve happiness. My opponent will argue that there are more negative effects of materialism than there are benefits....

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Updated 8 Months Ago

White people face the most discrimination and racism in America

iTziPocalyspe
HeavenlyPanda

Debate FormatRound 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Argument PointsRound 3: Rebuttal/Cross Examination(to be answered in round 4)Round 4: Cross Examination QuestionsR...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Theism offers a more likely context than atheism for affirming moral realism.

popculturepooka
Sargon

I thank Sargon agreeing to debate me on this topic. I shall be arguing that given moral realism theism is more likely than atheism. Or that theism makes "more sense" of moral realism than atheism does. My job is to argue that, yes, theism offer a more likely context in which to affirm moral realism and Con's job is to argue that, to the contrary, atheism offers a more likely context than theism in which to affirm moral realism. In short, this will be a mostly meta-ethical debate. [1]<...

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122 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Problem of Evil falsifies the Christian God's Omnibenevolence

Envisage
Wylted

I am honoured to have Wylted accept this debate! Best of luck to him!.The burden of proof is on me to demonstrate the resolution to be true. I will argue in the following round and Con may provide rebuttals/arguments in the same round.10,000 characters.Round 1: AcceptanceRound 2: Opening arguments, Con may rebut meRound 3: Rebuttals/ArgumentsRound 4: Rebuttals/Conclusions - No new arguments/brand new rebuttalsThat is all, good luck!!...

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240 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago