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This House Believes That Synthetic A Priori Knowledge Exists!

Ajabi
bossyburrito

Welcome! THIS DEBATE IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCEPT. PLEASE COMMENT/MESSAGE ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCEPT THIS DEBATE, PLEASE ONLY DO SO IF YOU HAVE A HIGH ELO, OR OTHER CREDENTIALS IN PHILOSOPHY. YOU NEED 2000 ELO TO VOTE ON THIS DEBATE WITH A SELECT WINNER OPTION. Introduction: This debate seeks to adress one of the oldest, and most revelutionary ideas of Philosophy: of whether there exists...

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68 Comments
Updated 7 Months 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 1 Year Ago

Thomson's Violinist Analogy for Abortion

Dookieman
KeytarHero

First round is for acceptanceFull Topic:Thomson's Violinist Analogy Shows That Abortion is Morally PermissiblePro will argue that Thomson's analogy does show that abortion is morally permissible, while Con will argue that it does not. Disclaimer: if my opponent raises an objection that tries to draw a disanalogy...

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24 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

God Is Existent

AdithyaShark
lannan13

I have chosen lannan13 for the debate. Full ResolutionGod is likely existent. StructureBurden of Proof (BoP) is shared. Pro presents their opening arguments in R1, and Con presents it in R2. Pro's R2 and R3 are only for rebuttals and defense, and R4 is wai...

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30 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Questioning beliefs.

ClashnBoom
tejretics

Objectives: - Make your opponent's change their beliefs or prove that their belief is wrong. How it works: Okay so every round Pro and Con can ask three questions regarding every belief excluding political beliefs and the next round Pro and Con can post some follow up questions and argue that their opponent's belief is invalid or dumb Rules: No personal questions like do you believe that I'm your ugly? No cursing. No forfeiture. No personal attacks. You can only show up to 5 follow...

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11 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Immanuel Kant was more important than John Stuart Mill in the development of philosophy

phantom
kasmic

100th debate! This debate should be impossible to accept. Introduction and Clarifications Credit to SocialPinko for the idea. We had a similar debate a while back and I wanted to do one like this again. The terms “important” and “development” will be open for debate. There is no need to agree on the specific definitions but we should apply common sense...

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78 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Substance Dualism is true

Genghis_Khan
n7

"Substance dualists typically argue that the mind and the body are composed of different substances and that the mind is a thinking thing that lacks the usual attributes of physical objects: size, shape, location, solidity, motion, adherence to the laws of physics, and so on. Substance dualists fall into several camps depending upon how they think mind and body are related. Interactionists believe that minds and bodies causally affect one another" [http://www.iep.utm.edu/dualism/] Pro's burde...

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20 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

xXCryptoXx's 100th Debate: The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Valid

xXCryptoXx
bsh1

Opening Speech Hello all and welcome to my 100th debate! It has been a long journey in debating to get where I am on this wonderful summer day. Over the course of my debate history I have debated gay marriage a grand total of 24 times, having lost four of those debates, tying twice, and winning eighteen times. Gay marriage has been the debate topic of 2...

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142 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

American democracy is a failure.

learnyang1812
Mike_10-4

As Abraham Lincoln explains in the Gettysburg Address, democracy is intended to be a "government of the people, by the people, for the people," however, in 2015 we find that modern democracy no longer achieves those goals and has failed the people it was intended to save. American democracy has devolved to such a point that it is no longer for the people nor by the people and fails at its entire purpose. Throughout the course of this debate, as the affirmative I will be tasked with the burde...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Where did the universe come from? God (Pro) or The Big Bang Theory (Con).

Smarticle01
Pickle11

Are we created by an infinite and personal being or have we come from a explosion that put everything in its place.My first question to start the debate is: Where did the Big BAng Theory come from. ...

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37 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago