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A persons environment influence choices more than free will

JaisonCruz
Adam2

While free will definitely influences peoples choices, I must argue that a persons environment influences peoples decisions more. This is because people usually build their ideologies and beliefs (which affect a persons free will ) off of their environments. In example, a christian person who grew up going to church everyday may view lying as a horrible action. This is because his environment (Church, preacher,etc.) has condemned lying as a horrible idea. So this person has created a distinct be...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

War has more benefit than harm

TheRussian
whiteflame

Although it sounds bad, I would like to argue that war DOES have more benefit than harm. Please begin your argument....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The consumption of meat is ethically wrong

xxXChelseaXxx
Valladarex

Greetings Valladarex,Here is the debate! Ethics: normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.Outlines:- First round acceptance, just so I can outline everything (you can briefly outline your arguments if you want to).- 4 rounds because of the outlining in the first.- No new arguments in the last round.- The...

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163 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Is there a right or wrong?

Fallacies
Surrealism

Argument is to based solely on speculation/logic No facts, statistics, quotes, sources --- Acceptance in round 1....

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Abortion is morally permissible within 1st trimester

Vere_Mendacium
JasperFrancisShickadance

Abortion is morally permissible within the 1st trimester, and should not require the pretext of a rape, incest, or medical complication to validate it as such. While it should require the consent of both 'parents' (in my opinion), we will not discuss this point in addition. This debate will center only on the morality of abortion within the period between conception and the 1st trimester. This time period allows for an unknowingly pregnant mother time to notice the pregnancy through lack of a me...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Abortion and murder are not morally equivalent.

toughenough
Surrealism

So you screwed up, you got boned and some of his semen, or all of it, went inside of you and now you're pregnant. You don't want the baby and the exhaustion of having it could ruin all the plans of life that you had but there is a medically safe procedure to carry out to kill the fetus.So you go up to the abortion clinic and the doctor turns around and tells you "Sorry but you're not allowed to do that because that little guy their has a right to life that surpasses your rig...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Abortion Is Generally Morally Reprehensible

Fox-McCloud
lit.wakefield

Resolution Abortion Is Generally Morally Reprehensible In this debate I will defend the view that it is generally morally impermissible to deliberately terminate the pregnancy two weeks after the moment of fertilization; until the presence of the primitive streak one might argue that the zygote is not definitely an individual — in that period it is yet able to split into twins. In this debate I will not argue on religious grounds. In this debate I will not argue whether or not abortion...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Utilitarianism is the Best Available Ethical Theory

FuzzyCatPotato
alyfish126

Rounds:1st: Acceptance only.2nd: New arguments and rebuttals.3rd: New arguments and rebuttals.4th: Rebuttals and summaries.---Rules:1. No...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Rational egotism, even in the absence of law enforcement, is generally not immoral.

Bullish
James96

Topic:I take the position that "Rational egotism, even in the absence of law enforcement, is generally not immoral." I have the burden to prove that as a result of the evolution of the human species, the human psyche generally favors humans to do utilitarian actions even in the absence of an enforcer. My opponent must show that I have not met my burden of proof or prove me wrong.Definitions:Rational egotism - the princip...

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RESOLVED: It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Logical-Master
Danielle

INTROTrue love conquers all. This is an expression which most of you are undoubtedly familiar with. But to what extent does such an expression hold merit? For some, love is fleeting. For others, love is f...

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Updated 1 Year Ago