LOGICOMIX – Graphic Novel. Logicomix Print | Buy it Online | Share : designed & developed by: INTELWEB | hosted by Elegrad. Move; Close. This exceptional graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth. Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou with art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie di Donna.

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Russell overcomes his shyness to engage the greatest professors of his time with his questions a thrill I remember well from studying the Sacks Theorem of recursion theory from Professor Sacks himself.

Which, incidentally, explains why Billy Corgan’s poetry has never brought me the spiritual sustenance it obviously has to millions of others. Which is probably the same thing! The problem is that many of the depictions are exaggerated it recalled to me E T Bell’s Men of Mathematics to keep the plot focused and pertinent.

His memoirs — humble and candid —recount his nerdy fumbles followed by his inconsiderate prioritization of work over family.

There is a note justifying some of the historical inventions and distortions at the end of the logickmix which reasserts some of the historical, dare we say, artifice, and a detailed glossary and a bibliography follow, so to some extent this allowance is mitigated. One for each of the other thinkers, especially A self-referential biographical history of mathematics and logic in the later 19th and early 20th century, with narrative interludes on ancient Esarch tragedy.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bertrand Russell’s quest, as interpreted by this novel, is an example of how far we can push the need to know exactly that’s at the bottom of it all. Given to me by a good friend for Christmas, this graphic novel first struck me as a psychodrama about an obsessive-compulsive personality, not at all resembling myself.

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Dec 02, Buck rated it liked it Shelves: Along with “Why is there evil in fof world? The fact that the foundations of our world appear to be unprovable and unknowable is, ultimately, unimportant.

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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth Review

Although interested in fiction and the arts from his youngest years, a sudden and totally unexpected love affair with mathematics led him to New York’s Columbia University at the age of fifteen. It is on the one hand a tragedy of the hubris of rationalism, which descends inextricably on madness, and on the other an origin myth of the computer. To ask other readers questions about Logicomixplease sign up. I haven’t read a lot of Bertram Russell. As the authors tell us right in the beginning, this book is a story, a great tragedy that owes its inspiration to the ancient productions of the Greeks.

Logicomix Cover to the English-language edition from Bloomsbury. Which stood on another turtle.

Apr 14, Christoph rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a novel, largely based on facts. Every time the authors do something interesting, they also jump up and down as i to say “did you see that?

Apart from his work in the seardh modes of storytelling, in the past few years, Apostolos has been studying the relationship between mathematics and narrative. Read the review on the eSkeptic site here.

Cover to the English-language edition from Bloomsbury. It is littered with the lofty ideas of the many giants of mathematics and philosophy throughout, but is never daunting in its subject matter or too overreaching in its objectives. These themes were epif explored by younger and older thinkers of a new era that were inventing, experimenting with, and calculating what the far edges of certainty and what the wonders of a human existence were.


After some contemplation, I also came to agree that its subtitle, ‘An Epic Search Truth’, wasn’t disappointed either. His translation of Uncle Petros was published internationally into great critical acclaim, and has since been translated into over thirty languages.

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But his most ambitious goal-to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics-continues to loom before him. Of course, he failed. By becoming a logician, he thought he might finally be able to pin down some absolute truths about not only abstract math but human nature itself. Thus, my few critical remarks should not mislead you. Views Read Edit View history. Feb 23, Vasilis Kalandaridis rated it really liked it. There is no universal answer.

Still, like Papadimitriou, Lewis never knew who I was, though once he passed me by in Harvard Yard and raised his eyebrows at me in an acknowledging way that made me feel a real connection.

It also has the very interesting breaking the 4th wall kind of narration where some of the characters are aware of us, the readers and talk to us!