Posts filed under: The Meta

Holiday Disclosure Post #2 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s second post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure theory applies the framework from Section 1 to out-of-round theory, forwards five reasons why theory is a superior option for this kind of unfairness, and analogizes out-of-round behavior causing in-round unfairness to the use of PEDs in sporting events.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #1 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s first post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure summarizes previous arguments about the nature of fairness and theory debates, setting up the framework for the next post.

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On Enthymemes and Tabula Rasa (Bob Overing)

Bob introduces the idea of enthymemes, suggesting that they pose difficult problems for tabula rasa judges. The question is not if judges must intervene, but how and when?

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3 Judges Who Annoy Bob Overing

Bob says there are three obvious maxims that some judges aren’t following: (1) pay attention, (2) don’t intervene, and (3) judge fairly.

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Plans are Good: September-October 2016 Edition by Bob Overing

In this edition of The Meta, Bob applies the typical pragmatic justifications for plans to the September/October 2016 topic. In a surprising twist, he also makes semantic arguments for plans — what do you think?

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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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