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The Instigator
Wahmenrespector
Pro (for)
The Contender
tumeric
Con (against)

Absolute truth exists

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/2/2019 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 244 times Debate No: 122340
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Wahmenrespector

Pro

I base my argument off of spectrums. If we look at things conceptually spectrum's are absolute, They must be. Contrast is absolute, The opposite of 3 is -3. This is all that is needed to prove absolute truth, Even if most of the time it's categorized so you can't make absolute statements about things the way they are categorized, It must be admitted that there is absolute truth via conceptualization.
tumeric

Con

Your argument fails because spectrums are conceptual, And conceptual things don't exist.
Or put better, Concepts can be drawn up any way you like.
You are correct that the opposite of 3 is -3, But you are also incorrect. Both are possible because the truth of this claim is not absolute. There are an infinite number of spectrums one could construct. On the face of a clock, 9 is the opposite of 3. In the physical universe, -3 doesn't exist.
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Wahmenrespector

Pro

So you will only accept truth in the physical realm, Physical absolute truth? Obviously, You can conceptualize of anything right but when I talk about absolute truth that is a metaphysical claim, It isn't talking about purely material truth it's also talking about reasoning and philosophy and so forth.
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Posted by Godless9383 2 years ago
Godless9383
What is absolute truth? As opposed to what?
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