Plato & Dualism Caused the Holocaust
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Needless to say, this argument is unsound. To see why, let's reformat Pro's argument syllogistically:
P1: All immoral things are caused by misconceptions of reality
P2: The Holocaust was immoral
C1: The Holocaust was caused by a misconception of reality
P3: Platonism is a misconception of reality
C2: The Holocaust was caused by Platonism
This is a blatant non-sequitur. C2 doesn't follow from its preceding premises at all -- Platonism has not been shown to be the misconception of reality which caused the Holocaust. There are an infinite number of misconceptions which could have served as the Holocaust's cause, and burden of proof is on Pro to definitively prove that it's Platonism. The only time he even attempts to fulfill that burden is when he mentions Christianity, but his reasoning is absurd... Firstly, it isn't clear that Hitler's Christian beliefs played much of a role in his motives for starting the Holocaust -- that's a pretty controversial subject on its own, so Pro is gonna have to provide a lot more evidence here. Futhermore, even if Christianity did play a role in Hitler's motives, that has no bearing whatsoever on Platonism. The role that Platonism plays in Christian doctrine is completely distinct from the part of Christian doctrine which was used to justify anti-semitism -- the former deals with God's ontological relationship with reality, whereas the latter deals with the history surrounding Jesus's crucifixion.
In conclusion, Pro's argument is entirely insufficient. The resolution is negated.
Back to Con.
Back to Pro.
Keep in mind that I am merely using Cartesian terminology for convenience. One must recognize my case as nonsense to transcend the faulty metadichotomy of dichotomy and immanence, of metatranscendental and subliminal, of the burrowed and the burrowing.
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Vote Placed by SarcasticMethod 10 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ShabShoral is avoiding any proof of his resolution in favor of word-bending and sh*t-talking. Romanii has no BOP to uphold, so he wins on default, though I don't know what his conclusion was supposed to be and I don't like it. This was a poor debate and a waste of a good critique of Plato. I award ShabShoral no points, and may God have mercy on his soul.
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