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Saturn09
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TheSkeptic
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63 Points

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Saturn09

Pro

Since this is my first debate I'll let my opponent choose the topic to debate. It can be about anything.
TheSkeptic

Con

I thank my opponent for creating this open debate, and for joining debate.org! To be honest, I don't know much about what he believes, since he barely puts any specifics in his profile. So I will draw a random topic from the gutter that is my brain...

The resolution, if PRO were to phrase it himself, is as follows: Moral beliefs are intrinsically motivating. He is PRO, and thus accepts this resolution, while I am CON, and reject this resolution.

Simply put, I am arguing against motivational internalism, a doctrine that at the barest "believe[s] that there is some sort of conceptual or necessary connection between moral judgments on the one hand and motivations to act on the other.[1]" I reject this claim, and argue that there is nothing necessary about moral beliefs that motivate us to act.

I'll let my opponent has his the say.

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1. http://plato.stanford.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
Saturn09

Pro

Saturn09 forfeited this round.
TheSkeptic

Con

Extend my arguments to this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Saturn09

Pro

Saturn09 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
Lol. Con could have came up with the craziest resolution. Oh well...
Posted by Chrysippus 7 years ago
Chrysippus
All to Skeptic. Wish Saturn had tried.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
CON gets all 7 points due to multiple forfeits.
Posted by TheSkeptic 7 years ago
TheSkeptic
Aw dang, haha.
Posted by brittwaller 7 years ago
brittwaller
*have ;)
Posted by TheSkeptic 7 years ago
TheSkeptic
"I'll let my opponent has his the say."

*I'll let my opponent has the first say.

Man my basic cognitive faculties are rotting away. Maybe it's the lack of sleep...
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