John Carter movie?

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film fight choreography. by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 12:05:00 PM EST
I think the only unfair bit was limiting itself to a single movie. I'm pretty sure the first three had nearly the silliness (no wire-fu means a smaller range of stupid moves to choose from, not that they had to choose something effective).


There is no real consensus on the Rpublic by lm (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 01:41:48 PM EST
The mainstream views:

  1. The Republic is primarily about politics

    1. it a blueprint that political regimes should follow and, as such, it leads to horrific consequences.
    2. but it it recognizes that the ideal city is unattainable so it is about finding the measure by which non-ideal cities should be measured rather than serving as a blue print for actual cities.

  2. The Republic is primarily about the soul and uses the symbol of the city as a stand-in for the soul

    1. it is not about politics at all
    2. it is somewhat about politics but care must be taken to distinguish where it is about the soul using politics as an allegory and where it is speaking of politics as such
    3. it is about how what we mistake for being politics is not actually politics at all, the real politics is about the care of the soul

Something like (2a) or (2c) is probably the closest thing to a consensus view of what the Republic is about. But quite a few scholar still take one of the variations of (1). Karl Popper (author of The Open Society and its Enemies) is probably the most well known outside of the world of academic philosophers.

It's easy to see why it leaves a bad taste in the mouth of many moderns. On a superficial level at least, a structure of a nation like modern Iran seems to owe much to the sort of structure advocated in Plato's political works. It would be an interesting exercise to examine whether or not the parallels are more than superficial.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Did you only see the 3d version? by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 03:45:55 PM EST
Trying to decide if it's worth the extra dough.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Yes by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 05:37:02 PM EST
I liked it though.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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seeing john carter in the cinema by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #5 Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 07:03:31 PM EST
i've basically given up; the local powers that be have decided that of course everyone wants to pay the markup to see it in 3D, right?
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