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Naive realism (or externalism) is probably false

phantom
gomergcc

This debate is impossible to accept. Please post in the comments if you wish to take this debate.Definitions"Naive realism, also known as direct realism or common sense realism, is a philosophy of mind ro...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

how some people use Buddhist insights about identity and reality to imprison other people

shakuntala
Rwicks

This scholar shows how some people ie feminists lesbians etc use Buddhist insights about the identity and reality to imprison other people A PROLEGOMENON TO THE STUDY OF THE MYSTICAL ELEMENTS IN the ANTI-ESSENTIALISM IN POST-STRUCTURALISM, POSTMODERNISM, FEMINISM AND QUEER THEORY http://gamahucherpress.yellowgum.com/books/literary/prolog2.pdf "It is as if the theorists have discovered the Buddhist insights [anatman samvriti] but rather than help release people from conventional reality...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Should Monkeys Be Considered Persons

LR
NRod

1. Animals are not our (as humans) resources. (325.2.1) 2. "Such beasts are not mere things to be used as cruelly as we like no matter how trivial the benefit we derive." (365.3.4) 3. "Non-human mammals have essentially the same right not to be harmed or killed as we do." (344.1.3) 4. "Mammals are not only sentient but have other mental capacities as well." (345.3.2) 5. All sentient beings have inherent value. (334.3.9) 6. "The basic moral rights of at least some non-human animals are in n...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Humanism should replace traditional theism

Antonio8877
Mike_10-4

Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith. This kind of progressive philosophy transcends religious, ethnic, cultural,political, ideological and social boundaries, which makes ideal for the modern age, but most importantly it embraces ethical responsibility and secular moral philosophy. This w...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Reign of Terror is Unjustified

9spaceking
Theunkown

Round one acceptanceDefinitions:The Reign of TerrorUnjustified: "not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.", lacking fairness, NOT justified (from google and dictionary.com)<...

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Utilitarianism is the only viable system of morality

casebash
Mike_10-4

I want to argue that Utilitarianism is the only viable system of morality. Utilitarianism includes normal utilitarianism and rule utilitarianism - I can argue for either or both of these schools of thought. You can argue that another school of thought is most likely true instead, or merely argue against utilitarianism. I'd prefer that we assume that some form of morality exists within this debate. Whether or not morality exists would be an interesting debate, but it isn't the clash I'm looking f...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion is wrong

JasperFrancisShickadance
intellectuallyprimitive

My contentions are simple: that abortion is a form of murder and is morally, spiritually,and physically wrong. I hope that the designated opponent will accept this instigation and debate to his full capacity of arguing!! :D I can be a fierce debater but I also have a soft heart for those who oppose me. This should be interesting. Round 1 acceptance, meaning do not post arguments in round 1. No rules for conclusions and whatnot. Let's just debate!...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

The Concept of Omnipotence Causes Logical Contradictions

MyDinosaurHands
1Credo

Resolution: The concept of omnipotence causes logical contradictions. logical "of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument." "characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning." "(of an action, development, decision, etc.) natural or sensible given the circumstances." contradiction "combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another." "a person, thing, or situation in which inconsistent elements are present." "the statement...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Is man, by nature, a worshipping animal?

KittyEmPhilosophy
Lukas8

Is it more natural to be an Atheist, or to believe in a deity? All through time, all over the Earth, man has fallen into prayer under a being he believed to be higher than himself....

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Perfection Should be Considered Undesirable

DarthVitiosus
Bwacit

Introduction & PremisesI as Pro will be arguing in favor of the resolution. I will have the burden of proof. I will be arguing perfection should be considered undesirable.Perfection:"The action or process of improving something until it is faultless or as faultless as possible[1]"[1]http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/perfectionAs the definition above clearly defines, perfection shou...

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Updated 1 Month Ago