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About This File

Hello,

This is a pretty cool k, you’ll probably pick it up quickly if you have experience running anything like Heidegger, Nietzsche, or Buddhism. In a nutshell, to win a link you basically have to prove that whatever the aff does goes against the flow of the Tao. The impacts in the 1nc include Value to Life, fascism, and a laundry list.

 

The alt is to renounce action, which helps to restore balance with the Tao. This file is divided into a few sections and there a quite a few tricks you can pull off with it.

 

In the block, you can take it in the direction of a Nietzsche K, or Heidegger K, and in general there are tons of cool add ons to read that are hard for the aff to get offense on. And you get the net benefit of not having to answer “Nietzsche eats babies†and “Heidegger was a nazi†ad-hom type args.

 

This is probably the most extensive Taoism file in existence, and is 149 pages long. It includes tons of answers to common aff arguments.

Here's the index:

 

TAOISM K 1

EXPLANATION SHEET 4

1NC (1/2) 5

1NC (2/2) 6

*EXTENSIONS* 7

LINK EXT. (1/2) 8

LINK EXT. (2/2) 9

IMPACT EXT. 10

ALT EXT. 11

*LINKS* 12

LINK – ACTION 13

LINK – ACTION 14

LINK – ECONOMIC GROWTH/RESOURCE SCARCITY 16

LINK – FEAR/HOPE 18

LINK – FEAR OF DEATH 19

LINK – FIAT 20

LINK – HEGEMONY 21

LINK – HUMANITARIANISM 22

LINK – MANAGEMENT 24

LINK – MANAGEMENT 25

LINK – PLAN FOCUS 28

LINK – POLITICS 29

LINK – SCIENCE 35

LINK – SECURITY 36

LINK – SECURITY 37

LINK – SECURITY 39

LINK – SECURITY 40

LINK – SPEED 41

LINK – SUFFERING 42

LINK – SUFFERING 43

LINK – SUFFERING 44

LINK – TECHNOLOGY 45

*IMPACTS* 46

IMPACT – ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE 47

IMPACT – ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE 48

IMPACT – ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE 49

IMPACT – ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE/HIROSHIMA 50

IMPACT – EXPLOITATION 51

IMPACT – EXTINCTION 52

IMPACT – NUCLEAR WAR 53

IMPACT – SUFFERING 55

IMPACT – SUFFERING 56

IMPACT – TURNS DEMOCRACY 57

IMPACT – TURNS DISCRIMINATION 58

IMPACT – VIOLENCE 60

*ALT SOLVES CASE* 61

ALT SOLVES CASE 62

ALT SOLVES CASE 63

ALT SOLVES CASE – A2: GOTTA ACT NOW 65

*ALT STUFF* 66

ALT SOLVENCY - CHANNELING 67

ALT SOLVENCY – COMPASSION/WISDOM 68

ALT SOLVENCY – DESIRE 69

ALT SOLVENCY – DISCRIMINATION (RACISM, SEXISM, ETC) 71

ALT SOLVENCY – ENVIRONMENT 73

ALT SOLVENCY – ENVIRONMENT 74

ALT SOLVENCY – ENVIRONMENT 75

ALT SOLVENCY – FEMINISM 76

ALT SOLVENCY – FEMINISM 77

ALT SOLVENCY – LIFE AFFIRMATION 80

ALT SOLVENCY – PEACE 81

ALT SOLVENCY – PERSPECTIVES 83

ALT SOLVENCY – VALUE TO LIFE 86

*A2 – PERMS* 88

A2: PERM (1/3) 89

A2: PERM (2/3) 90

A2: PERM (3/3) 91

A2: PERMS (SPECIFIC THEORY) 92

*FRAMEWORK* 93

FRAMEWORK – SHELL (1/2) 94

FRAMEWORK – SHELL (2/2) 95

FRAMEWORK – TURNS 96

FRAMEWORK –TURNS 97

FRAMEWORK – TURNS 98

FRAMEWORK – A2: ROLE-PLAYING GOOD 99

*BLOCKS* 100

2NC FOR BUDDHISM AFFS 101

A2: ACTION GOOD/CEDE THE POLITICAL (1/5) 102

A2: ACTION GOOD/CEDE THE POLITICAL (2/5) 103

A2: ACTION GOOD/CEDE THE POLITICAL (3/5) 104

A2: ACTION GOOD/CEDE THE POLITICAL (4/5) 105

A2: ACTION GOOD/CEDE THE POLITICAL (5/5) 106

A2: ALT = ANARCHY 107

A2: ALT = AUTHORITARIANISM (1/3) 108

A2: ALT = AUTHORITARIANISM (2/3) 109

A2: ALT = AUTHORITARIANISM (3/3) 110

A2: ALT CAN’T SOLVE 111

A2: ALT DOESN’T SOLVE 112

A2: CASE OUTWEIGHS (1/2) 113

A2: CASE OUTWEIGHS (2/2) 114

A2: CONSEQUENTIALISM/UTIL (1/2) 115

A2: CONSEQUENTIALISM/UTIL (2/2) 116

A2: DECONSTRUCTION BAD (1/2) 117

A2: DECONSTRUCTION BAD (2/2) 118

A2: DOING NOTHING ISN’T COMPASSIONATE 119

A2: EGO INEVITABLE 120

A2: ETHICS/LEVINAS (1/2) 121

A2: ETHICS/LEVINAS (2/2) 122

A2: GOD 123

A2: LINK TURN (TAOISTS APPROVE OF ACTION) [1/2] 124

A2: LINK TURN (TAOISTS APPROVE OF ACTION) [2/2] 125

A2: MORALITY GOOD (1/2) 126

A2: MORALITY GOOD (2/2) 127

A2: NIHILISM (1/2) 128

A2: NIHILISM (2/2) 129

A2: ONTOLOGY BAD (1/2) 130

A2: ONTOLOGY BAD (2/2) 131

A2: POST MODERNISM BAD 132

A2: REALISM (1/4) 133

A2: REALISM (2/4) 134

A2: REALISM (3/4) 135

A2: REALISM (4/4) 136

A2: RELATIVISM/SKEPTICISM BAD (1/2) 137

A2: RELATIVISM/SKEPTICISM BAD (2/2) 138

A2: RELIGION BAD 139

A2: SCHWARTZ (ALWAYS VTL) 140

A2: SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY GOOD 141

A2: SEPARATION OF CHURCH/STATE GOOD 142

A2: SEXISM (1/3) 143

A2: SEXISM (2/3) 144

A2: SEXISM (3/3) 145

A2: THE TAO ISN’T REAL 146

A2: TAOISTS REJECT DEBATE/PERF CON (1/3) 147

A2: TAOISTS REJECT DEBATE/PERF CON (2/3) 148

A2: TAOISTS REJECT DEBATE/PERF CON (3/3) 149

 

 

 

My name's Jacob Justice. I'm a 3rd year debater for Wayne State University, where I've broke and won speaker awards at multiple regional tournaments. I debated 2 years in high school for Dexter High School in Michigan. I'm currently a coach for West Bloomfield High School and last year I coached Brother Rice High School at the TOC.

Happy debating,

 

Jake




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