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what would you call the putting forward of a controversial debate?

i.e. something is polemic when controversial but you can't say 'i am developing a polemic' (that is, use polemic as a noun)

is there an equivalent noun that would fit the case?

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Of course you can use polemic as a noun. It is a noun. For example:

Her book is a fierce polemic against the inequalities in our society.

You should do your research before making statements like that.

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