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Unformatted text preview: 8. And also a combination of some of the methods Don’t use trick definitions “Should” places a burden of proof on the AC in which they should show that their policy is practical and that it would work. Fiat is the convention in an academic policy debate that, for the sake of argument, participants may assume implementation of a reasonable policy. This allows debators to focus on the question of whether a policy should be adopted and to avoid as irrelevant arguments about whether the policy would (or will) be adopted. Issues are those critical claims inherent in the proposition that the affirmative must establish. Also where arguments converge. Stock issues are those issues common to all debates on similar types of propositions, or standard claims that are applicable to many propositions. The negative must defeat at least one stock issue to win a debate. Value is sought more so than fact in academic debate Exercises: they weren’t really questions with answers....
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- Spring '07
- Logic, Philosophy of language, fiat, 24 hr, Pres Clinton