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Philosophy Bootcamp

An overview of key philosophical arguments used in Lincoln Douglas debate and a primer on how to use and refute them effectively. Emphasizes strategic framework debate.

Topics Covered: 

  • The function of philosophical frameworks in Lincoln Douglas debate 
  • The Classics: Utilitarianism and Deontology
  • Strategic framework writing and refutation
  • Framework weighing and contention-level interactions
  • Beyond the Classics: Rawls, Scanlon, Gauthier, and others 
  • Advanced topics: Meta-ethics, preclusion, and argument analysis
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