Lincoln
Douglass
Debate

One-on-one
Philosophical
Debate
Overview
of
the debate
Let’s start
with...
AFFIRMATIVE
constructive

BASIC
Organization

(4 min)
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
BASIC
Organization

NEGATIVE
CrossExamination
(2 min)
to confirm
damaging facts
and elicit
damaging
admissions
NEGATIVE
Constructive

BASIC
Organization

(4 min)
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
BASIC
Organization

AFFIRMATIVE
CrossExamination
(2 min)
to confirm
damaging facts
and elicit
damaging
admissions
BASIC
Organization

AFFIRMATIVE
Rebuttal
(2 min)
Refute points made
by the Negative and
restate own case
BASIC
Organization

Negative
Rebuttal
(4 min)
attack all of
Affirmative’s points
and review own
case
BASIC
Organization

AFFIRMATIVE
Rebuttal
(2 min)
Final speech!
Sum it up!
Resolved: The United States has a
moral obligation to mitigate
international conflicts.
Define Your
Terms
Resolved: The United States has a
moral obligation to mitigate
international conflicts.
Define Your
Terms

Definition = Meaning + Source
Merriam Webster Dictionary
Define Your Terms
moral = concerning or relating to what is right and
wrong in human behavior
obligation = something that ...
THE
Thing
that
we
like

VALUE
premise
THE
Thing
that
we
like

Justice
Democracy
Peace
Freedom

VALUE
premise
the So What?
HOW
we
measure
our
value

Justice -->

VAlue
criterion
Fairness in how
defendants are
treated
HOW
we
measure
our
value

Peace -->

VAlue
criterion
A reduction
in armed warfare
between
nations
Define your
terms
and
decide on a
value
and a
Value
Criterion

Resolved:
In the United States
criminal justice
system, tru...
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  1. 1. Lincoln Douglass Debate One-on-one Philosophical Debate
  2. 2. Overview of the debate Let’s start with...
  3. 3. AFFIRMATIVE constructive BASIC Organization (4 min) Introduction Body Conclusion
  4. 4. BASIC Organization NEGATIVE CrossExamination (2 min) to confirm damaging facts and elicit damaging admissions
  5. 5. NEGATIVE Constructive BASIC Organization (4 min) Introduction Body Conclusion
  6. 6. BASIC Organization AFFIRMATIVE CrossExamination (2 min) to confirm damaging facts and elicit damaging admissions
  7. 7. BASIC Organization AFFIRMATIVE Rebuttal (2 min) Refute points made by the Negative and restate own case
  8. 8. BASIC Organization Negative Rebuttal (4 min) attack all of Affirmative’s points and review own case
  9. 9. BASIC Organization AFFIRMATIVE Rebuttal (2 min) Final speech! Sum it up!
  10. 10. Resolved: The United States has a moral obligation to mitigate international conflicts.
  11. 11. Define Your Terms Resolved: The United States has a moral obligation to mitigate international conflicts.
  12. 12. Define Your Terms Definition = Meaning + Source Merriam Webster Dictionary
  13. 13. Define Your Terms moral = concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior obligation = something that you must do because it is morally right to mitigate = to make (something) less severe, harmful, or painful international = involving two or more countries conflicts = strong disagreement between people, groups, etc
  14. 14. THE Thing that we like VALUE premise
  15. 15. THE Thing that we like Justice Democracy Peace Freedom VALUE premise the So What?
  16. 16. HOW we measure our value Justice --> VAlue criterion Fairness in how defendants are treated
  17. 17. HOW we measure our value Peace --> VAlue criterion A reduction in armed warfare between nations
  18. 18. Define your terms and decide on a value and a Value Criterion Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, truthseeking ought to take precedence over attorneyclient privilege. (November/ December 2013)

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