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    Oliver Tahmasiyan
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  1. Anyone else have ideas for Kritiks that a beginner can run to get better, and books that will help the understanding. Actually, if you have a list of books in general that you think I should read, please tell me.
  2. Well, from what I have heard security is a good starter K, so how about some books good for that.
  3. Since we have been talking about specific authors, anyone have any books that could help me understand? Remember that I am a starter still, so anything too tough might confuse me, but I am a fairly good reader so I can handle some pretty tough stuff.
  4. Another question, what I have understood until now is that methodism and epistemology are very similair, methodology being how we know something works and episemology being how we know what we know. I think I may be understanding methodology wrong, but even if I do could someone tell me how methodology and epistemology are different and where would each one seperatley be used in a debate round?
  5. So would Neitzsche be uses as an "alternative does not solve" claim in a round? I figure if he is saying all forms of suffering are inevitable than this could be used to say "the alt can't solve, suffering inevitable."
  6. I still currently have 2 questions: 1.) What is this "cede the political" argument. 2.) I need you guys to give me a list of words that are used in kritik rounds that I should know. I'm still accepting tips for winning on either side of the K. Edit: also, if anyone knows a good way to flow on a computer that would be sweet, I am gonna try to switch to paperless for the sake of easy travel and saving money/trees.
  7. I forgot to say in my first post that I will continue to add questions until I understand this completely. So here are a couple I got from reading the previous posts:\ 1.) What does the word "cede" mean? 2.) Could I get a list of words used in K debates, I have been looking around and I have found Ontology, Epistemology, and Pragmatism. I know there are more I need to know so if I could get that list that would be fantastic.
  8. So I am working on understanding kritiks a lot better than I currently do. So far I have spent a couple hours on the forums here reading post after post about arguing against the kritik and arguing for the kritik but I am still have some trouble with understanding basic things. I decided to create a list of questions and post here to see if you guys can help me out. 1.)What is a “reps†debate? 2.)What is “util� 3.)Why do “reps†and “util†even matter? 4.)Are “Root Cause†and “ value to life†debates as obvious as what the name implies (is a value to life debate really just about the value of life?) 5.)What is monocausality? Could I get a list of words and phrases used in kritik debates so I can understand what people are saying. (I.E. Ontology.) And lastly, if any of you have good tips or tricks to arguing for or against a kritik that I should know about that would be greatly appreciated.
  9. I never learned how to take a book and turn certain text in it into evidence. If someone could tell me the general steps here to cut a book into evidence that would be awesome.
  10. thank you so much all who replied, I understand so much more about the conditions of running the a-spec argument, and now I really know when it is best (or worst) to extend it.
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    CPs

    I'm not sure if the website he posted covered this, but just to make sure I know that he said competitiveness is when the Neg CP and the Aff plan cannot or should not be done together. However, if I do recollect what I learned correctly, the permutation (perm) is just an aff argument to test the competitiveness of the negative CP. If they can prove it can be done at the same time, than they win unless you can prove otherwise. I could be a little wrong on this but just so you know, I have seen many aff teams make the argument that it is not a debate of should it happen, it is a debate of could it happen.
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    A-Specs

    I have heard many things about the A-Spec argument and I am not one hundred percent sure on it. I have heard that it is a good argument from some, and that it is the worst from others. I would like to know what you guys think about it. Also, If you think it is a good argument, what is the best way to use it? I have never had to defend or and have clearly never used one. Thank you.
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