I will be arguing that nothing -- not even our own existence -- can be known with certainty, and that it is possible that murder is morally acceptable, generosity is evil, and that we are currently living on the Moon (to give a few provocative examples).
Everything is real but we are actually in a false reality who are you to prove that we are not actually in a matrix type of state in an allusion of life. I'm taking the mindset of Platonism or the philosophy of Plato stressing especially that actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence. This is only the beginning let us move on
I'm afraid my opponent mis-understands my contention. I am not asserting Plato's idea of a illusory reality reflective of a higher, transcendent reality. I am claiming that we do not know whether that is true, or anything else is true. Plato claims to know the existence of this higher reality, I say that its existence cannot be determined.
My opponent has given no ideology behind why there is nothing to put it simply. But there are certainties in life born from the mind of our being. Things such as hate love greed and envy are all intrinsic to our beings belief. We are naturally envious and hateful and loving it is not ideas born of necessity for this physical world but ideas born from the mind or being that we occupy and my proof for our minds being real is that no illusion is palpable enough to stop the free thinking of our being thus I have the ability to write this debate all because of my mind, therefore proving it is real. And in summary we have at least onw thing for certain and that is our minds.