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ERIC Number: ED077055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 10
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Stipulated Definitions and Common Sense.
Shepard, David W.
Intercollegiate debate competition depends on close and fair definition of terms for effective debates. Overly narrow or slanted definitions by affirmative debate cases so limit the ensuing argument that debate, as it is now conceived, cannot go on. Improper stipulation shifts fields of argument onto the affirmative case's grounds, rendering the negative, and thus the debate, impotent. Restoration of common sense in definitions, perhaps enforced by judges is mandatory for proper continuation of intercollegiate debate. (CH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Assn. (Minneapolis, April 1973)