Instigator / Pro
0
1479
rating
318
debates
39.31%
won
Topic
#3745

You pick the topic.

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
0
0

After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
2
Time for argument
Two days
Max argument characters
20,000
Voting period
One month
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
0
1510
rating
4
debates
50.0%
won
Description

Disclaimer : Regardless of the setup for voting win or lose, The aim of this interaction, Is for those that view it, Learn and or take away anything that will amount to any constructive value ultimately. So that counts as anything that'll cause one to reconsider an idea, Understand a subject better, Help build a greater wealth of knowledge getting closer to truth. When either of us has accomplished that with any individual here, That's who the victor of the debate becomes.

Here's a chance for you to design the platform based on your topic selection.
We'll obviously have opposing sides.

Whatever topic you choose of course, it'll fit whichever side it falls on for you in tandem with the position preset .

***THE TOPICS CANNOT BE DUPLICATE. IT'S AN AUTOMATIC FORFEITING IF THE SAME TOPIC IS CHOSEN***

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Round 1
Pro
#1
Wow so there are more of you out there besides.....yes sir.

Well you're up.
Con
#2
Preface
What is your reason for debating? With that being said, I would enjoy a discussion on metaphysical solipsism. I will take the pro position — I will be arguing for metaphysical solipsism as being the most likely ontological reality. You will take the con position. You will be arguing for metaphysical solipsism as being the least likely metaphysical reality.
Round 2
Pro
#3
The reason to debate is to learn from one another.

Now you've swapped positions on this topic. You can legally only choose the topic, not the side of the position.

But I'll play it your way anyhow.

Why is it least likely the case that no reality exists outside of the mind?

In other words, why is it more likely the case reality exists outside of the mind?

The mind is incomplete. If it's a complete reality, it has complete information. It knows all things, holds all things, no unanswered questions or mysteries.

There is no playing hard to get. What is reality?
The sum of information which many of us identify as the facts or truth.

If no information is missing from the mind to be found on the outside of it, then where is it?

If it's in the mind, prove it. Show us where it is. Let there be no more mysteries and misunderstandings to life .
All the keys and information is there. We have it all in our minds. Better yet from your side of the position, I have it all in my mind because your mind only exists as an extension of mind but not individually separate.


Con
#4
RESOLUTION: metaphysical solipsism —  I will be arguing for metaphysical solipsism as being the most likely ontological reality.
POSITION: Pro


Simple syllogism

P1: That which is not contradictory is metaphysically possible. 
P2:  Solipsism does not contradict itself. 
C1: Solipsism is metaphysically possible. 

P1:Solipsism possesses fewer ontological commitments than other metaphysical theories. 
P2: As dictated by Occam's razor, that which possesses fewer assumptions is more likely to be true. 
P3: Solipsism possesses fewer ontological assumptions. 
C1: Solipsism is more likely to be true.

Conclusion

I fulfilled my burden of proof—while mall did not, sadly.