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efifnghamnathan
Con (against)
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Overhead
Pro (for)
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Beauty is an entirely subjective aspect of all artforms.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/30/2016 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 499 times Debate No: 88956
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efifnghamnathan

Con

Beauty, when it comes to the consideration & appreciation of art, is not an entirely subjective matter. Certain forms and structures find universal appeal, crossing cultural and economic boundaries.

Con will argue that beauty is an entirely subjective matter, when it comes to art.

No special rules or formal structures will apply in this debate. I am new to debating in general, please advise if I err in any matter.

Definition of beauty:
"the quality of being physically attractive"
Overhead

Pro

The definition of subjective is "existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought". Even if everyone on Earth thinks some piece of art is beautiful (which will never happen) it will be a decision they make in their mind rather than a physical fact like the piece of art containing beaution particles or some such other physical quality, it would still by definition merely be a subjective opinion that is universally held.

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Debate Round No. 1
efifnghamnathan

Con

efifnghamnathan forfeited this round.
Overhead

Pro

CON forfeit R2, please vote PRO.

As I couldn't fit it in R1, it should be mentioned that the fact that something can cross boundaries does not necessitate universal appeal. Although we can take it as a given that a black man and a white women can appreciate the same piece of art, this does not mean all black men, white women, women, men, black people and white people will enjoy that piece of art. That certain forms find universal appeal is a far reaching assumption that CON never supported.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Overhead 1 year ago
Overhead
Have done so, thanks for pointing out the misclick!
Posted by ssadi 1 year ago
ssadi
Dear @Overhead,

In the following debate you have stated in your RFD that "Con wins" the arguments, but you have voted for Pro. Can you please correct that?

Thank you for your consideration and vote!
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited 1 out of 2 rounds, so conduct goes to Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Pro for FF. Can't evaluate arguments because there were none