The Debating Encyclopedia may gradually become a nationwide/international organisation. This is, of course, a long-term vision – just a few random notes below.

Fundamental Principle

The organisation of the Debating Encyclopedia is intended for democratic states, which generally enjoy freedom of expression. In each country, it follows the laws and official decisions of the authorities. In totalitarian countries there are others, more effective means of fighting for civil liberties. The Debating Encyclopedia works at best as an example in those countries.

DE Clubs

On the basis of the Debating Encyclopedia, it is possible to establish DE clubs/sections that organise ideological and general worldview discussions. They can be set up locally, for example in residential areas, workplaces, educational institutions or online. The future national and international organisational structure can be based on these.

Besides live discussion and study events, the DE clubs can organise hobby and business activities. Various clubs in different regions or countries can, of course, also network with each other.

The local DE clubs can act as financial institutions. For instance, they can apply micro-credit to support local businesses or forum members who need help and support or deserve encouragement.

Juries

A jury for monitoring the culture of debate should be set up within the project. Ideally, it would consist of representatives of parliamentary parties and judicial authorities, as well as academic researchers, opinion leaders, and citizens who have demonstrated an exceptionally sophisticated sense of justice in the Debating Encyclopedia discussions.

Such a jury can resolve disputes, reward a fair debate culture, and give warnings for violations. It should also have the power to terminate user accounts. The jury, or part of it, could be chosen, e.g., by a general vote in each language area.

Relationship with State and National Institutions

The Debating Encyclopedia can play a surprisingly big role in the development of the culture of debate in democratic countries. It should become at least an organ of semi-official status in them, as well as in the EU.

We believe that the UN and other international organisations should be involved in some way, to support and even maintain a project such as the Human Path Debating Encyclopedia. It would contribute to the democratisation of the UN.

Media houses, academic research institutes, universities, educational and public education institutions, etc., in democratic countries can also take up this challenge.

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Rules for an Honest Debate Culture

November 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Initiators' proposal for rules of an honest debate culture in Debating Encyclopedia. 1 Don't distort your opponent's viewpoints. Don’t slander. 2 Defend those whose opinions are distorted and slandered. Otherwise, you will ... Read more

For the first time in history it is possible – and imperative – to unite globally, in a same forum, all people representing the whole sphere of various (legitimate) world views.
The DE, as an organisation, does not have any political agenda and it does take no stand on issues of opinion, except to defend freedom of opinion, the rule of law and an honest debate culture.
In the DE, objectivity will be strived for by publishing as many views as there are on each keyword/topic. Users are encouraged to express their views as distinctly and sharply as possible.
The aim is not to reach consensus, but to clarify disagreements, and to enable participants to recognize the different interests, attitudes and prejudices that may affect their opinions and those of others. This helps them to form their own worldview in the most independent, measured and righteous way possible.

An honest debate culture must be rewarded materially. One must get “a fee” for truthfulness, sense of justice and solidarity.