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Unperceived Existence Is Not Possible

holla1755
JohnSmythe

If I do not perceive a thing, then in my perspective, the thing does not exist.Argument. Assume I do not perceive a thing. Name the thing t. Ultimately, I do not have enough evidence for the existence of t. Since that negative truth is ultimate, in my perspective, t does not exist. In a previous debate[1] I instigated, I used that argument to deny the possibility of unperceived existence.To build on the idea of...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Should philosophy be carried as an optional class in most highschools?

Firepatch
JohnSmythe

(I am a freshman in high school, this is my first debate so sorry if I don't do such a great job.) Philosophy is a great class for thinking about humanity, politics, real life, and much more. In colleges, it has been proven that those who took philosophy actually had more discipline and...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

War is bad

frankfurter50
passwordstipulationssuck

War is literally the act of slaughtering your fellow man. Humanity should have advanced past it....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

A world without negative actions would negate positive ones.

Semothy
DawnBringerRiven

First off, this is my first debate so just want to say thanks to the creators of this site. Ok, I read another debate on here asking a similar question and the winning argument was basically "There are different levels of happiness, so someone can always be happy and content but this does not mean they are always ecstatic or overjoyed. i.e to get an A on a test wouldn't bring the same happiness as winning a million on the lottery" But what I was left thinking was does this then not mean...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Animals should be given equal rights to humans

MrBurns2017
RedBlanket

This debate will have a few topics related to it. Not only philosophy, but health and ecology too. I understand that some societies rely on hunting gathering to this day and they cant survive without meat. But why societies that can can survive without it continue doing all that to them? I believe that animals deserve equal amount of rights as we are. We have no right to adapt the supremacist view that they are above us. Here is a list of things we do to them, which they dont deserve:...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

is xinngan show the greatest youtuber ever

stonapanda1
Debating_Horse

There is this really talented youtuber called xinngan show, i think he is the best small youtube. My opponent will have to disagree with this truthful statement, and objectively tell me what wrong with it. heres the link incase you dont know what im talking about https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVcjuFu6fOmmW7gaxORo2w?view_as=subscriber...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Can we use logic to prove logic?

NKaloms
philochristos

I have read that many philosophers (Gorgias, C.S. Lewis, and others) believe that logic cannot be proved, and that we must assume (have faith in) that logic just works. I find this extremely interesting. At first I was distressed at this thought, for how can we know for certain that anything is certain if can't know that logic is certain. I wrestled with this for a while until I came to an interesting conclusion. The statement that "we cannot know anything for certain, including logic" is in fac...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Critcism is bad unless its constructive.

Ashwath_N
bond_jamesbond101

Criticism is the expression of disapproval of someone on the basis of faults or mistakes, constructive criticism on the other hand is the process of offering valid and well reasoned opinion to support your criticism. Constructive criticism is a positive form of criticism where a person comes to understand that not everything he or she did was only negative and that there are positives as well. In this way, the person getting criticized will not get affected in a negative way and will rather imp...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Men are superior to women in terms of physical and intellectual capability

NihilistRafiqueGenius
NKaloms

Its evidently clear that men are better than women. Testosterone in men makes men stronger, faster and bigger. Men have higher neural densities that allow them to store more information and have a higher reasoning Historically, men have always been the gender that contributes to society greatly, outnumbering women. Men dominate society.Its clear, the superior group of people dominate the other group of people...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

How was the universe created? (Pro: God)

JimShady
FishAndChips21

ATTENTION: Do not accept this debate unless you have a theory of the universe's creation. "Not knowing yet" is not a theory. I will be arguing that an omnipotent being (God) created the universe, you will be arguing for another method. Burden of Proof is on both sides, and voters will judge by who has the best arguments and counter-arguments. R1: Acceptance and proposition R2: Arguments R3: Rebuttals R4: Rebuttals to Rebuttals...

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Updated 3 Months Ago