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A Non-Mental Reality Must Exist

bossyburrito
dylancatlow

DEFINITIONS: Mental: Of or relating to consciousness (a "Mental reality" being one that is contained solely in consciousness Reality: That which is real - that which exists. In this debate, PRO will argue that there must be a non-mental reality, with "mental reality" used as defined above. I do not have to show that there are no mental aspects of reality, but that they must not be all there is in the makeup of reality. The first round will be for acceptance only - I will present...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Ayn Rand's opposition to Hedonism makes no sense

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

First round is for acceptance only. The following passages are to be taken as representative of Ayn Rand's position on Hedonism: 1. I am profoundly opposed to the philosophy of hedonism. Hedonism is the doctrine which holds that the good is whatever gives you pleasure and, therefore, pleasure is the standard of morality. Objectivism holds that the good must be defined by a rational standard of value, that pleasure is not a first cause, but only a consequence, that only the pleasure which...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Lawyer Paradox can be resolved as follows

dylancatlow
ShabShoral

The Paradox: A teaches B in rhetoric and the law, payment to be given when B wins his first case. B finishes his teachings and but never takes a case, instead becoming a transactional lawyer. A gets upset and sues B for his payment. A argues: If I win, then B must pay me for teaching him. If I lose, then B has won, and must still pay me. Contrariwise, B argues: If I win, then I do not need to pay A, for I have won. If I lose, then I have not won my first case, and need not pay him....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

All Abrahamic religions are equally bad

ShabShoral
dylancatlow

First round for acceptance. ...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Dylancatlow has never made a bad forum post

ShabShoral
dylancatlow

Pro posts his argument in the first round. He will pass the last round. ...

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Updated 2 Years Ago
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