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Old 11-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #56
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Default Re: Bane or the Joker?

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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