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Sophisto
Pro (for)
The Contender
NoCoolNameNate
Con (against)

Philosopher Kings should rule.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/2/2018 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Sophisto

Pro

Due to a troll sabotaging the first debate, this is a redux.
Rules: quality sources, not quantity.
Anecdotes are forbidden. New rules can be updated in comments.

Arguments: Plato had the idea, but he"s not here now. Ph . D"s would be apt to replace dictators and prime ministers. Experts would be forbidden from developing an elitist paradigm. Educated and competent leaders are not only pertinent to global improvement and future survival. Greedy corporations are killing humanity.

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NoCoolNameNate

Con

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Debate Round No. 1
Sophisto

Pro

Preferably an expert with an unrivaled set of ideologies, not depending upon a sole philosophy. This would ensure an angular advantage over opponents.

Military, political and economic prowess define a super president; however the masses settle for broken promises and toughness. Hardly the wisest people to rely on for true democracy. So a hybrid government has been proven to be required for effective rule. Meritocratic filters for qualifying officials are more logical than whatever is being practiced currently.

A test for this would not be difficult to make. Multilayered format, including an essay, impromptu speech, hypothetical scenerios to be acted out, interviews, and a debate. All televised.
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by carnew 3 years ago
carnew
oh-ohno! A trol? were?
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