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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Feb '10 07:15
    So here's an idea: presenting philosophy via Hollywood actors. People probably aren't interested in what the geeks looked like and it's the ideas that count, right?

    So far I've got:
    Bertrand Russell -- Kurt Russell (the unconscious association helps, I think)
    Socrates -- Burt Lancaster
    Plato -- the lead actor in The Bold & The Beautiful, whatever his name is

    Suggestions?
  2. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Feb '10 10:05
    Immanuel Kant -- Rutger Hauer
    Descartes -- Jean Claude Van Damme
    David Hume -- Fat Bastard (as played by whatsisname)
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    01 Feb '10 10:07
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Immanuel Kant -- Rutger Hauer
    Descartes -- Jean Claude Van Damme
    David Hume -- Fat Bastard (as played by whatsisname)
    LOL, these are excellent.
  4. 01 Feb '10 11:07
    Nietzsche - Bobcat Goldthwait
    Heidegger - Arnold Schwarzenegger
    John Stuart Mill - \Danny Devito
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    01 Feb '10 11:55
    Ayn Rand -- Sandra Bullock
    Gottlob Frege -- Billy Bob Thornton
    Ludwig Wittgenstein -- Christopher Walken
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    01 Feb '10 21:24
    Jean Paul Sartre - Peter Lorre
  7. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    01 Feb '10 22:30
    Michel Foucault - Terry Savalas


    But someone's ahead of us, sort of:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/27/graphic-novel-logicomix-bertrand-russell
  8. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Feb '10 07:10
    Originally posted by DrKF
    Michel Foucault - Terry Savalas


    But someone's ahead of us, sort of:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/27/graphic-novel-logicomix-bertrand-russell
    What a maniac.

    Bradley -- Kenneth Branagh
    Bruno Latour -- Sasha Baron Cohen
    Giordano Bruno -- Johnny Depp
    Simone de Beauvoir -- Jordan
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    02 Feb '10 10:49 / 1 edit
    Sigmund Freud > Jerry Springer

    Hobbes (of Calvin & Hobbes) > kmax87

    Jesus (philosopher cited by GWBush) > Ricky Tomlinson
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Feb '10 11:00
    Giambattisto Vico -- George Clooney
    Willard Ormond Quine -- John Cleese
    Jacques Derrida -- Jerry Seinfeld
  11. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    02 Feb '10 21:04
    (Apologies - in a rush, so no time for the other thread.)

    I thought you might be interested in these as part of your project:

    http://www.theorycards.org.uk/main.htm

    and these:

    http://www.theory.org.uk/action.htm
  12. 02 Feb '10 22:38
    Spinoza - Alan Rickman
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    02 Feb '10 23:14
    I like Natalie Portman better than Sandra Bullock for Rand.
  14. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    03 Feb '10 03:03
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I like Natalie Portman better than Sandra Bullock for Rand.
    I think Ernest Borgnine in drag would make a good Rand.
  15. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    03 Feb '10 05:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I think Ernest Borgnine in drag would make a good Rand.
    😵