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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812696549/ref=s9_sims_c2_s1_p14_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=13KFFC76WHS5YBF3RMQ4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

I can't believe this book exists, and when it arrived here this morning, I got a little excited. I think I need to check it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to hate the popular culture and philosophy series... although Cartesian skepticism is serious business.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I see upon further research that it is part of some series with that name, so less exciting.

And seeing some of those other books in the series now, wow, fuck that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, it might be good... and I do think that it's cool to get basic philosophical ideas out there to a general public that never bothers to consider such things. I also like it in that, so I assume, the ideas are presented in terms of known scenes like movies and games and whatnot (I've only flipped through a few of the books).

Hell, maybe I'll buy it and give it a go... I Link therefore I am? Classic.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the essays is on slavery, because of all the serfs I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad this conversation has progressed far enough that I don't need to try and convince you not to read that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
I'm glad this conversation has progressed far enough that I don't need to try and convince you not to read that.


Have you read it?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of Link,

Where's that Super Smash?

Seriously
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, I'm playing it right now, I don't know where you mendicants are.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
lugo wrote:
I'm glad this conversation has progressed far enough that I don't need to try and convince you not to read that.


Have you read it?


God no. I read some crazy shit, but seriously. I have standards.

Actually, I'm familiar with the book series. Haven't read any of those, either, but my terrible book sense was tingling.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just liked the subtitle, and didn't know it was in a series before I posted. I feel like if this had been an independent work it would have been good.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way to know for sure if that is true is to find a philosophy major and convince him to write a book with that title independently.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only there was some sort of philosophy major conveniently at hand...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master's thesis?

Seriously though, I'm already writing it.

Long story short, Nietzsche (a powerful wizard) is played by Ganondorf.
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