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Is Guilt Determined by Intent? (In this scenario)

davidsondw17
imnotacop

I wanted to present a philosophical exercise that I'm sure a few have already heard or gone through before. Scenario One: A man goes on a trip with his wife and their friend. While on the plane, mid-flight, a group of men hijack the plane and take control. One of these men forces a gun to our focus' head and hands him a gun. He then tells our focus that he has to shoot his friend or the whole plane will be blown out of the sky. Our focus then shoots his friend in order to sav

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15 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Life is meaningless

Abrant
vi_spex

Life is meaningless, because meanings for things is a human construct and life was around before the human race. This means that life existed before meaning. Meaning would have to exist before life which it would not. Thus life is a random occurance in the universe born of no meaning....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Argument from Religious Experience

popculturepooka
Envisage

Thanks to Envisage for agreeing to debate this important - and relatively under discussed - subject with me. (In all likelihood some form of religious experience probably is what most theists take to justify their religious beliefs.) I will be arguing that the argument from religious experience can give significant epistemic justification for believing in the existence of God. Envisage will be attempting to undermine my argument and show that the argument for...

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48 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Could we survive an AI take over?

Themeaman909
dumbocrat

What if one day your smart phone told you what to do? Think I'm over thinking it? It already may be! First round is accepting the debate nothing else and have fun!...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Plato & Dualism Caused the Holocaust

ShabShoral
Romanii

First round for acceptance....

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Updated 5 Months Ago

God`s omniscience contradicts the notion that we have free will.

hldemi
Illegalcombatant

Common 4 round debate structure. Round 1: Acceptance of debate and definitions.Round 2: Opening ArgumentsRound 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and Final conclusion ( no new arguments ) Definitions :Omniscience - is the capacity to know everything. (Omniscient - All knowing ; having infinite knowledge ) Free will - The ability to choose...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Atheism is philosophically, mathematically, and scientifically impossible

brontoraptor
missbailey8

I take the pro position stating that Atheism is philosophically, mathematically, and scientifically impossible.First round: acceptance2nd-5th rounds: anything goesHere's to a good debate. ...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion is generally immoral

zmikecuber
Zarroette

Resolved: Abortion is generally immoral.Four rounds. Shared BoP. No new arguments in R4. R1 for acceptance.I shall argue that abortion is immoral in most cases. This means excluding extraordinary cases such as rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, etc. So I shall be arguing that in cases where the individual gave consent and partook in sex, resulting in a pregnancy, abortion is immoral. My opponent shall a...

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113 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Does God exist?

Toviyah
Envisage

Thanks Envisage for accepting this debate. First round for acceptance I'm pro, Envisage will be Con. BOP is on me. 'God' is the Deistic concept of God. (Creator, transcendent, powerful) Enjoy!...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Lawyer Paradox can be resolved as follows

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

The Paradox: A teaches B in rhetoric and the law, payment to be given when B wins his first case. B finishes his teachings and but never takes a case, instead becoming a transactional lawyer. A gets upset and sues B for his payment. A argues: If I win, then B must pay me for teaching him. If I lose, then B has won, and must still pay me. Contrariwise, B argues: If I win, then I do not need to pay A, for I have won. If I lose, then I have not won my first case, and need not pay him....

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Updated 1 Month Ago