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It is probable that God exists

Contradiction
FourTrouble

TERMSResolved: It is probable that God exists.Rounds:1. Acceptance only2. Opening arguments3. Clash4. Closing arguments/clash For the purposes of this debate, the term "God" will be defined broadly as to include the general attributes (ie: omnipotence, omniscience) commonly associated with Judeo-Christian monoth...

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87 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

My 150th Debate: Animal Rights

bsh1
FourTrouble

PrefaceThis will be my 150th debate! Having advertised for competitors and topics, I am thrilled to have FT as my opponent, given his record of debating success on the site. It should be an intense challenge, and I'm truly looking forward to it.To vote on this debate, you must have at least 3,000 ELO.Full TopicJustice requires the recognition of animal rights.TermsThe f...

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164 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 2 Years Ago

The Social Contract and Moral Obligations

bsh1
kasmic

PrefaceIt's been a sizeable amount of time since I last debated, and I really want to get back into it, esp. now that the campaign is over and things are settling down. This is one of two challenges I am issuing, and I think it should afford some interesting discussion. I find the topic to be cool, somewhat of a departure from a lot of the common topics used on DDO, and I think it will provide an basis for an engaging discourse! To accept, you must h...

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39 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Moral codes from God are subjective.

godtraitor
Burls

I will be arguing the Pro position in this debate. Any moral code claimed to be given from God is entirely subjective, prone to be erroneous and, therefore, should be considered unreliable as a moral standard. Round 1 - Acceptance. Rounds 2 and 3 - Arguments and rebuttals. Round 4 - Final rebuttal/closing argument. Best of Luck!...

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7 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The Argument from Logic

popculturepooka
DakotaKrafick

I thank DakotaKrafick for being a willing and eager participant in this debate on God's existence. I will be using a less commonly used argument for God's existence; Con (DakotaKrafick) will be arguing against it. My burden of proof is to show that the argument I propound is sound; Con's burden of proof is to show that it is not.By "logic" I simply mean the laws of logic such as the law of non-contradiction, law of identity, and the law of the excluded middle.<...

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56 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

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 2 Years Ago

Military Conscription is Just

Seagull
lannan13

Resolved: Military Conscription is JustI am arguing to affirm.select winner/6,000 characters/4 rounds...

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23 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

This House Believes That Sense Experience Is The Ultimate Source of Knowledge!

Ajab
whiteflame

Introduction:This is a debate regarding Epistemology, it seeks to address the age old question which has seperated scientists and philsophers: wether empiricism is significantly the fundamental source of knowledge or whether innate knowledge or rationalistic knowledge forms a significant enough part of human knowledge. The resolution states "rational...

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155 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Should the government have laws affecting morality?

John_Moses_Browning
snips123456

Ground rules: 1) be respectful, I both expect to give and receive it, 2) for any statistics, give a link to a non biased source, 3) try to be objective of the situation, this is about politics as a whole, not for a small town, and 4) please do not invoke religion to prove your point, though I encourage you to use it as a reference point. I am exited to see your opening argument....

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago