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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

5 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Apostolos Doxiadis

Book Description  This exceptional graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert, and … see full wiki

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Author: Apostolos Doxiadis
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
4 reviews about Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
review by . July 19, 2010
This is the most interesting book where the story is told in comic form that I have ever read. The topic is the mathematical field known as logic and the primary theme is that noted pacifist Bertrand Russell is lecturing to a group at an American university shortly after Germany invaded Poland to start World War II. The audience is largely made up of isolationists and pacifists and they want to hear Russell explain to them why it is logical that the United States stay out of the war.    …
review by . February 15, 2010
In a world where no other books competed for your valuable reading time (a finite resource), I'd have no hesitation in giving this book five stars. It's fun to read, executed with charm and flair (some might say chutzpah), and one has to admire the authors' sheer nerve in dreaming it up. Hell, you'll even learn a thing or two. A selective biography of Russell (with a few minor alterations), with cameo appearances by the various mathematical and philosophical luminaries who worked on the logical …
review by . November 25, 2009
This is the story of a brilliant thinker, who only late in life considered the question whether and how his thinking had bearing upon his life. Whatever you think of his overall importance to the history of philosophy, Bertrand Russell was certainly a giant in his time, and his work on the logical foundations of mathematics set the stage for radically new thoughts about logic and mathematics that continue to bear fruit. This graphic novel provides an entertaining and quick account of those ideas …
review by . July 25, 2009
First, let's get the title out of the way: This isn't a book of logic puzzles, or a compendium of paradoxes. This is the story of Bertrand Russell, who struggled with co-author Alfred Whitehead for a decade to produce "Principia Mathematica," a densely packed tome that took 362 pages just to prove that 1+1=2.    This effort followed a turning point for mathematics that happened to coincide with the turn of the 20th century. David Hilbert presented his famous list of problems …
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