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Can guilt be separated from the idea of debt?

TheUnexaminedLife
hugojoy

Nietzsche argues that all guilt and 'bad conscience' first derives from this notion of 'debt'. Was he right?...

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All ideas are a logical interpretation of emotion

mschechtel17
CosmoJarvis

I present that all original ideas are a logical and practical interpretation of a certain feeling or emotion. Specifically that the formation on an idea takes place with an undeniable relationship to emotion and is expressed in the physical world to either prevent a specific emotion or in reaction to a specific emotion. An example of how this could happen is as follows: A stimulus elicits an emotion -> the human mind interprets that emotion to form an idea -> then the human person expresses that...

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It is time to scrap our basic political structure starting with the Two-Party System

mschechtel17
wrinkledinkle

I present the idea that our current political structuring at the federal level is no longer the best fit for the Era we currently find ourselves in. Specifically the Two-Party system paradigm is incapable of accurately representing the diversity of ideas in America. I don't have an exact political system to replace the Two-Party system with, but will argue that a new one should be created. This is a free-form debate. I will argue for the Pro Just accept and state your argument and r...

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Did Joseph Stalin ruin Communism?

Avelvetnightmare
DrIVanHopekins

Hello comrades, My argument today is how Joseph Stalin, possibly the most famous Communist in world history, kept the Soviet Union from being the best country it could have been and effectively tainted communism with his reign, changing its ideology for the worse and negatively influencing the future of communism. Here are my reasons: 1. Lack of Equality One of the very core beliefs of Marxism is the destruction of Social Classes and the rights and powers of the Individual. As well as c...

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Do people update and create new things because they want to achieve perfection?

FrostByte15
Logiq

Recently I had a class with my sociology teacher and he stated the the only reason why people keep on creating and updating things because they are trying to achieve perfection. But I said no that is not true because deep down inside everybody know the perfection is not possible so I stated that the main reason why people keep on creating and updating things is because they know the world will eventually end and they want to know that they have achieved something in life before they die and h...

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Believing someone is a certain way will make them change

Mitchell_Snyder
dellomorgan123

First off, let me elaborate on the topic; if you knew someone was generally morally bad, but treated them as if they were good for a long enough time, would they become better? Now this can go not just for bad or good, but also other traits such as (confidence, shyness, outlook, etc). Here is my stance: We all know that, generally speaking if people treat us like we are dumb for instance, we will eventually believe it and it will shape us. However are some people immune to it? I for one doubt it...

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Abortion Is Morally Acceptable

myopinionisright1
sboss18

This is the definition given in any respectable medical textbook. To declare a beginning of life at any point after the fusing of a wife"s egg and a husband"s contribution is irrational and an exercise in sophistical chicanery. Only machines such as clocks and cars come into existence part by part. Living beings come into existence all at once and gradually unfold their world of innate potential. A living human person begins to exist at the moment of conception, even though only as a cell. What...

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If you're a man can you rape another man and say "no homo" to make it not gay???

duiven
Sui_Generis

Well if you're a guy and you have sex with another guy and say "NO HOMO" It's not gay because of that statement. The phrase "no homo" literally means that whatever it's being applied to in that context is not homosexual, or gay. I'm interested to see what con brings up....

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Have 10,000 debates yielded any knowledge?

TheUnexaminedLife
BeBraveandDreambig

This is the 10,000th debate. In the previous 9,999, do you think that any knowledge has been accumulated? I will argue that no, we are still uncertain of any facticity and have only assumed truths by arguing. You are free to respond against my propositions in any way you so conceive....

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Objective morality is an incoherent concept.

3RU7AL
Lupricona

Thank you for participating in this debate. I will be arguing in favor of the view that objective morality is an incoherent concept. The term "objective" is generally understood to mean something that is independent of observation and not subject to opinion or interpretation. An "objective" observer is expected to be totally impartial and unbiased. On the other hand, "morality" is considered to be a system of values and/or principles of conduct, along with associated prescribed consequence...

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