Posts filed under: Framework

Debate For All: Intro to Metaethics

Introduction to Metaethics by Marshall Thompson Metaethics (or meta-ethics) can be most easily understood in relation to ‘normative’ and ‘applied ethics.’ The field of normative ethics asks questions about what are the moral principles by which I should live my […]

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Debate For All: Framework Preparation

Framework Preparation Jargon Frontlines – These are pre-written responses against common objections to your case. Out – An out is just an argument you can leverage heavily to win a particular layer without too much discomfort. Word Economy – To […]

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Debate For All: Learning Philosophy

Learning Philosophy The path towards improving at framework debate is straightforward since millennia of philosophers have already done the heavy lifting. Reading a few of their books will push you far above the average circuit debater. While reading philosophy is […]

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Being Forgotten: Kantian Positions

Resolved: The “right to be forgotten” from Internet searches ought to be a civil right. The September/October topic saw an increase in Kantian cases. The position’s promise is two-fold. First, winning framework is relatively easy. Every judge is familiar with […]

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Ethical Modesty Part 2: Chris Kymn Strategy Discussion

In this segment, TOC finalist Chris Kymn answers questions about how he deployed the strategy at TOC 2014.

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Ethical Modesty Part 1 by Bob Overing and Adam Bistagne

This is an introduction to the argument on “epistemic modesty” or “maximizing expected value.” Adam and Bob cover philosophical and theoretical justifications.

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Full Strat Disclosure #1: Ryan Teehan’s Korsgaard Aff

Welcome to the first edition of Full Strat Disclosure. The goal of this project is to provide a free place to discuss and learn strategy from some of the best.

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New Framework File Resource–Introducing The Value Criterion

Check out The Value Criterion (www.valuecriterion.com), a new educational resource for the Lincoln-Douglas community!

What is this site? The Value Criterion is a project that provides debaters with…

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