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« on: December 03, 2015, 04:10:35 PM »
I realize i can be weird when I go into my rants and logic and philosophical hogwash. But I love reading and moreso practical use for philosophy. I've never thought of writing a non-fiction work before but I have been throwing around some ideas, mostly with playing the devil's advocate, finding the logical conclusion for something I am really against but trying my damnest to defend it, then combing back through it rebuking it and hopefully finding that my personal thoughts are the victor. Plus, done in appropriate setting, which is why i am making new topic, i think it can be good clean fun. If anyone would like to participate, some ideas for starting off debate in which I would play against poster's positions: Gun control vs Gun Banning [regulation, complete banning, all firearms or only most dangerous, no change at all], socialist policy vs free market [left wing vs right wing core positions, welfare state vs libertarian free market, if a true free market could be had, how would it be taxed and should it, how to provide an ethical welfare state, and other aspects of the liberal/conservative view of policy] identity politics vs individualism [identity politics as authoritarian or necessary for equality, the ethics of taking out the individual in term of policy, are these truly liberal ideas, are they utilitarian? (i am, most often, consider myself a utilitarian in terms of ethics although there are certainly good arguments against it]

consequentialism vs kant's deontology [ethics in terms of effect or intention]

skepticism vs the many forms of skepticism even being skeptic of itself and oneself

epistemology and knowledge. rationalism vs idealism. is consciousness an aspect of something physical or something beyond our knowledge or beyond matter

purpose and use of language. rhetoric. do words and language affect our thinking and view of the world.

if anyone is interested these are some things on my mind of recent. i don't have to play devil's advocate, could always just discussion
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Re: Debate Club
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 05:57:51 PM »

very good
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