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Lincoln Douglas Debate
Transcript of Lincoln Douglas Debate
Lincoln v. Douglas
(Not nearly as bad as it sounds)
Logic, Values, Philosophy!
So How Does It Work?
An assertion that can be either true or false
The person who says the Resolution is true
The person who says the Resolution is not true
1. When forced to choose, a just government ought to prioritize universal human rights over its national interest
2. Economic sanctions ought not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives
3. The possession of nuclear weapons is immoral
On to resolutions...
Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified
The Debate Round!
So How Do We Debate?
(You only talk for 16, though)
How to Write a Case
What do you think about the resolution
from this perspective?
What Values might work?
Step 1: Thesis
What do those words mean to you?
Step 2: Definitions
How do you think you will argue on this side?
Step 3: Skeleton
Pick a Value
Pick a Value Criterion
Name Your Contentions
Write Your Speech
You have to prove what you are saying, after all
Make sure the source is worth quoting
Be sure they say what you think they say
Data and Studies
Must be either logical or reasonable,
and preferably both
Logic and Reasoning
Affirmative presents case
in support of resolution.
Affirmative defines scope.
Negative presents arguments
Negative attacks Affirmative's case.
Negative asks Affirmative questions
about Affirmative's case
Affirmative asks Negative questions about Negative's case
Second Affirmative Rebuttal
Affirmative clarifies the round and offers voting issues
Negative attacks Affirmative case
and supports Negative case
Affirmative attacks Negative case
and supports Affirmative case
What's a Value?
Sanctity of Life
A way of evaluating the Value
Standard by which to judge
And there's the Criterion...
Go do it again!
Second Aff. Rebuttal
VC: Due Proc.
C1: DueProc 4 J
1. w/o VC, no J