Posts tagged with: The Meta

Defining and Debating A Prioris (Noah Simon)

“What is an a priori anyway?” Noah Simon asks and answers the basic definitional question while presenting a nuanced distinction between two types of a prioris. His distinction provides insight into how debaters and theorists should approach a prioris moving forward.

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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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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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Expanding the Scope of Intuitions by Bob Overing

Bob discusses how we might use intuitions in LD theory debates.

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Theory Spikes, Meta-Theory and Embedded Clash by Bob Overing

Theory Spikes, Meta-Theory and Embedded Clash: A Case Study of Kinkaid TG v Brentwood JL

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Substantive/Structural Fairness by Bob Overing and John Scoggin

In this edition, Bob and John add some clarity to the substantive/structural fairness divide.

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