Tag: joker

  • Epideictics II: “All true theorems have corollaries”

    Epideictics II: “All true theorems have corollaries”

      CHIEFTAIN — Conan! What is worst in life? CONAN THE BARBARIAN — To help your friends, see them parade in front of you and hear the exultation of their women. In the Aristotelian canon the method of logic is discussed in full continuity with the methods of rhetoric and even aspects of persuasion. In this older […]

  • Epideictics I: the Will of the People

    Epideictics I: the Will of the People

      The new Joker feature film is pretty good! For a children’s movie, anyway. On the surface, the story instantiates once again the grittier-and-grittier conceit of contemporary Hollywood regarding comic-book characters that are often comically simple enough to be comical simpliciter.  Yet: no one believes that “Batman”  stories are real, but everyone’s able to place batmen on a […]