Posts filed under: The Meta

What Does It Mean To Vote on an RVI

In this edition of The Meta, Bob rehearses some common arguments for disclosure in more depth by imagining the same debate in a world with disclosure and a world without it. He then moves on to tackle Martin Sigalow’s recent blog post in opposition to disclosure.

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When Theory is Drop the Argument, But There’s No Argument to Drop

In this edition of The Meta, Bob rehearses some common arguments for disclosure in more depth by imagining the same debate in a world with disclosure and a world without it. He then moves on to tackle Martin Sigalow’s recent blog post in opposition to disclosure.

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Disclosure Enhances Creativity – Bob Overing

In this edition of The Meta, Bob rehearses some common arguments for disclosure in more depth by imagining the same debate in a world with disclosure and a world without it. He then moves on to tackle Martin Sigalow’s recent blog post in opposition to disclosure.

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Theory Advocates – Bob Overing

In this edition of The Meta, Bob takes up Chris Palmer’s idea that all theory arguments must contain interpretation evidence, AKA theory advocates. He also rambles on about why theory isn’t exclusionary.

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Spikes and ‘Better Debating’ – Bob Overing

Bob discusses Marshall’s position on spikes and why it might be too quick to dismiss them as not contributing to ‘better debating.’

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Evaluative Modesty: Reply to Chessman

Bob continues his discussion of modesty applied to ROBs by dealing with objections raised to his recent article by Christian Chessman.

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A Concluding Thought on Jury Nullification and Plans – Bob Overing

By Bob Overing 1 – S’quo or No I watched an octas debate at the Glenbrooks this year between Ollie Sussman from Cambridge Rindge and Latin and Neal Kapoor from Lake Highland Prep on the jury nullification topic and the […]

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Recovering the Role of the Ballot

Premier Debate co-Director Bob Overing has recently released a copy of the paper he presented at the 2015 Alta Conference on Argumentation. He argues for a view similar to ethical modesty in LD framework debates but applied to the “role of the […]

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Is disclosure theory different?

In this edition of The Meta, Bob considers and rejects arguments for a paradigmatic stance against disclosure theory.

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In Defense of Inclusion by John Scoggin and Bob Overing

John and Bob employ arguments for pragmatics and argumentative inclusion in response to Nebel and Branse.

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