Three philosophies and LD Debate
Society is the result of a decision by
people to live together under agreed upon rules. We call those agreed upon rules the social contract. Everyone who lives in a community, agrees to obey the contract.
Attacking and Defending Statistical Evidence
Figures don't lie, but lairs figure! Then there is the man who drowned in a stream with an average depth of six inches.
Correlation and Causation
Storks and Babies
men are in a bar. Each man earns $50,0 verage
A New Way of Thinking
To begin, what is it?
DANGER! Please be warned that you
will be exposed to ideas that may not work
in your circuit.
They also, generally, work in philosophy
departments (a danger in and of itself).
If yourre debating someone who has a specific advocacy
1. How it is going to be implemented?
2. What are the cost?
3. Who are you solving for?
4. There could be no solvency
5. Why your advocacy is a better choice?
6. Explain whether your defending the sta
Security vs Privacy Topic
Advanced Theory, Part 1 Notes (1/7)
Notes after the elective:
I realize that the most confusing section of the lecture was probably the explanation of the
norms model and how that interacts with the other models of
Interpretation has to be determinate and Positive, what the rule is proposing, not what it
Avoid the use of Jargon that has no clear meaning parametrics, a priori, multifactor
Fiat: If something is passed, what happ
Weighing and crystallization
Debate impacts only matter when viewing them through some standard
1AR is given with the 2AR
Prewrite extensions of your arguments linking to other standards
A. What argument matters more
1. Regain Control of the Debate
- Think of strategies for CX
- Isolate the weak points of the NC
find the weak points and find how you can poke holes in those points.
There needs to be justifications for your sta
Control the debate
Think of strategy before CX
Find pressure points in the NC
How to poke holes in the negative case
A. CX: ask questions that interrogate their offense
B. Ask for analysis from negative case that explains what it means to meet their s
29 July 2013
Blocks for Utilitarianism Deontology Debate
All, here are the blocks from todays Kantian Morality Lecture; I have also put the raw
notes in case anyone would like to draft their own versions as well. In addition, if you
Generate offense from your opponents case
Turns turn opponents offense into your own
1. Link turns
Link: The NSA will create 500 jobs
Link turn: the NSA will decrease 500 jobs
B. When you hear a claim
The thing doesnt happen
Notes of UTNIF Day 1
Resolved: The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above
the digital privacy of its citizens
What is privacy? Is it good or bad? Is privacy beneficial on an
You read against someone that you feel is being abusive
Interp: the rule broken
Ex. The aff must have an advocacy rooted in the real world
Standard: Link between violation interpretation and the voter
Name the standard (Ex. Link Turn Ground/Predict
Necessary But Insufficient Burdens Bad (1AR)
Interpretation: meeting any burden placed on the affirmative must be sufficient to win the
Violation: the negative runs a necessary but insufficient burden
a. Reciprocity: the aff cant turn the
Theory Part 2
Theory is a filter in the round or a layer. (Something that determines what arguments actual meet
Violation: interp not met
Standard: link between the Interp, Violation, and Voters (harm)
A. Abusive because theres nothing to say to the other debaters position
B. Education/ opponents position makes it impossible to learn
A. Theory and then responses
What motivates the social contract theory?
I. Anomaly that individuals would give up liberty to an external power.
II. Individuals are fundamentally independent and self sufficient
III. Government vs. No Government
2) Classical Social contract Theory: Hob
Rainier and John
Who decides the rules for debate?
What is theory?
When can I run theory?
Components of a Theory Shell
The rule you think is being br
1. A good debater addresses the warrant to arguments rather than just stating counterclaims.
There is always logical inconsistencies in the way people present evidence
It is more strategic to refute the internal warr
Seven Lakes Debate
What are rights?
1. Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement, that is,
a. Rights are the fundamental normative rules
b. What is allowed of people or owed to people
Rawls- A Theory of Justice
Civil Disobedience- John Rawls advocates.
Nozick- Anarchy State in Utopia
Both wrote during the nineteen seventies, both wrote about focusing on the individual,
communitarianists did not like them too
Moral Psychology in Debate: Hacking the Judges Mind
The most important person in the round is the judge
He took classic moral philosophers and assessed their argumentation, sets out to test the limits of
psychology and test utilitarianism by ne
Long NC 3:00 3:30
AFF Drops Arguments
More evidence and cross application
Short NC :45 - 1:30
Focus on AC
Turns have to connect to a standard:
Link to your opponents standa
Seven Lakes Debate
1. What is a Kritik?
Work in philosophy departments
Educational benefits of Kritik debating is good
2. A Definition of Kritiks
An argument challenging a fundamental assumption made by the other side
Intro to the Kritik
HISTORY OF POST MODERNISM
Parts of a Kritik
A. Framework (an framework that departs from utilitarian and deontological thinking)
B. Link-what the affirmative does that is problematic Examples:
b. Structural problems
Theoretical knowledge is knowledge concerning nature, or what is
A. More empirically based enquiry; more importance on the Understanding and
Sensibility in the construction of objects
Practical reasoning is reasoning concerning what ought to be the
Would you mom understand a conversation about debate?
Many of your judges will be parents or volunteer with no or little debate experience
Paradigms or parents
Lay Judges know little to nothing about speech and debate
i. Lots of people do
Kant Moral Ethics
Every Resolution has a util. vs. Kantian debate
Kant is systematic Whatever we are looking for cannot be located in the object, it must be
located in the subject
Theoretical Knowledge is knowledge concerning nature or what is.