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Zane.FranzWilhelm
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K.Risk
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Free will

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K.Risk
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/10/2016 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 221 times Debate No: 91031
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Zane.FranzWilhelm

Con

If Free will exists it can easily violate some laws of nature. Thus, if free will can't violate some of both philosophical and physical laws, free will doesn't exist.
K.Risk

Pro

I will gladly accept your challenge for this debate topic. I have yet to side with either determinism or free will simply because there are variables that justify either stance. As for this debate, I will be arguing the existence of free will. I have multiple requests regarding future round material and debate rules (seeing as how you have an inadequate amount of both early on).

I am requesting the following:

1) What is your definition of the 'laws of nature'?

2) What is your definition of 'free will'?

3) How does the existence of free will violate these laws of nature?

4) What is your definition of 'philosophical laws'?

Debate rules requests:
No name calling, generalizations, assumptions or ostentatious bigotry.
Debate Round No. 1
Zane.FranzWilhelm

Con

Zane.FranzWilhelm forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Zane.FranzWilhelm

Con

Zane.FranzWilhelm forfeited this round.
K.Risk

Pro

I really wanted to argue the idea of free will existing because of the possibilities of having multiple options for acting or thinking certain ways within the laws of nature and how this free will grows with the evolution of human consciousness. It is extremely disappointing to see that you've forfeited.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Furyan5 7 months ago
Furyan5
humanity is part of reality. humanity has flaws. reality has flaws
Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
reality has no flaws
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Vote Placed by Ockham 6 months ago
Ockham
Zane.FranzWilhelmK.RiskTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct goes to Pro because Con forfeited multiple rounds.
Vote Placed by dsjpk5 6 months ago
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Zane.FranzWilhelmK.RiskTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff many times, so conduct to Pro.