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Old 11-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #56
MAKAVELI25
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Default Re: Bane or the Joker?

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Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
That's not backward logic. Its the truth. Nothing in the film supports the "singular motivation hypothesis." It doesn't explicitly contradict it (although I think the accumulation of implied motivations does), but it doesn't necessitate it.
My original argument was whether the film EXPLICTLY showed any reason for Bane attacking Gotham/Bruce in particular without Talia being a part of it. I think we can safely conclude that no, no other reason is explicitly shown and any further interpretation is on the part of the viewer. Now Domino, a poster who I consider one of the best on the forum though we agree on nothing, states that though Talia is the only motivation shown, this doesn't preclude anything else from being a motive. This is a point I never argued, reading over my previous posts will show that all I argued was whether there were any other motives SHOWN. So yes, he is using an "absence of evidence/evidence of absence" argument which most would agree is often a last resort.


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