The Instigator
KristophKP
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The Contender
BrianCBiggs
Con (against)
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7 Points

Knowledge is Strictly Empirical

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BrianCBiggs
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/28/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 766 times Debate No: 17686
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KristophKP

Pro

R1 is for acceptance and clarification of terms. It is my opponent's responsibility to cast doubt upon my argument.

Empiricism is the epistemological belief that we derive all knowledge from sense datum.

Knowledge is our understanding of an object's identity and its relations to other objects. It is important to recognize that knowledge describes objects in a relative field. For example, I understand that I am where I am due to my ability to observe my surroundings.
BrianCBiggs

Con

I gladly accept KristophKP's challenge and look forward to attempting to cast doubt on his arguments.

I usually think of knowledge as true, justified belief; but I see no problems with the way my opponent has defined it.
Debate Round No. 1
KristophKP

Pro

KristophKP forfeited this round.
BrianCBiggs

Con

BrianCBiggs forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
KristophKP

Pro

I have forfeited this argument--vote for my opponent.
BrianCBiggs

Con

I thank my opponent and hope that we can debate this sometime in the future.
Debate Round No. 3
KristophKP

Pro

Vote for my opponent.
BrianCBiggs

Con

BrianCBiggs forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by KristophKP 5 years ago
KristophKP
I didn't read your gracious reply before posting my final "argument". Thank you for being understanding. I'll consider restarting it tomorrow and naming you as the opponent.
Posted by KristophKP 5 years ago
KristophKP
We'll have to do this some other time. I was away for business and couldn't spare the time.
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Vote Placed by Davididit 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited the argument and gave the vote to Con.