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NicoKanbara
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Materialism(pro) vs Idealism(con)

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Started: 11/29/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mashi

Pro

There is no evidence for anything that does not consist of matter and energy. Idealism holds that the entire world is not made of matter - that it is made up of 'ideals.' I wish to refute idealism.
NicoKanbara

Con

Everything is an idea. Material things are only defined by the ideas behind them. A car, without the idea of "driving", is just a hunk of metal and rubber.

But that't not my argument.

Ideals are what hold our society together. "Laws" aren't tangible things but they area set of ideals made by the government, and more or less the societal status quot. If ideals didn't exist then no one would abide and we would collapse as a civilization. Just because you can't hold something, doesn't meant it isn't important.
Debate Round No. 1
mashi

Pro

"Ideals are what hold our society together. "Laws" aren't tangible things but they area set of ideals made by the government, and more or less the societal status quot. If ideals didn't exist then no one would abide and we would collapse as a civilization. Just because you can't hold something, doesn't meant it isn't important."

Certainly laws exist. I am not arguing against the existence of laws.. I am instead arguing against the idea or notion that everything is made of consciousness or something like that. It doesn't seem like Con knows what idealism is.
NicoKanbara

Con

NicoKanbara forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
mashi

Pro

mashi forfeited this round.
NicoKanbara

Con

NicoKanbara forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mashi 2 years ago
mashi
That there is spirituality and idealism are bullocks.
Posted by TheNamesFizzy 2 years ago
TheNamesFizzy
What exactly are you trying to prove?
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