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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It’s not a graphic-boosted textbook on logic or even particularly serious about logic at all, but an observation on the human condition through the frustrated efforts of some of mankind’s greatest thinkers at establishing truth in the hopes of being free once and for all of continually shifting ground underfoot.

He is currently editing a volume on mathematics and narrative with mathematician Barry Mazur, of Harvard University, due to be published in Broken marriages, broken friendships, ill health – his obsession with an absolute truth to the universe nearly destroyed everything he had.

So what happened is, Bertie spent a good decade of his career building this lovely epistemological sand castle, and then one day his buddy Ludwig comes along and nonchalantly kicks the shit out of it. Along with “Why is there evil in the world?

It seemed arbitrary and somehow unseemingly pretentious. Usually, when this story comes up at all, it seems to be told by way of a prelude to the birth of computing in, for instance, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomiconwhich rushes past Russell to get to Turingso it was nice here to see it placed front and centre.

The novel aims to answer significant questions such as what are the moral aspects of science? Apostolos Doxiadis Christos Papadimitriou. After his studies, Apostolos returned to Greece and his adolescent loves of writing, cinema and the theater.


This is a fictionalised biographical account of Bertrand Russell with a backdrop of escalating war on the one hand, and a story about telling a story on the other self-referential, if you will- reflecting the central paradoxes of Russell’s and the 20th century academic establishment’s quest for a solid basis on which to operate.

It seems that I missed out on a lot. We wait with the rest of the early 20th century’s logical community for a solution to Russell’s paradoxwhat amounted to a devastating blow to the superstructure of logic itself. Retrieved from ” https: Fortunately for him, Russell pulled back from the abyss before it could swallow him whole, and became one of the early 20th century’s greatest philosophers in the process.

There is a note justifying some of the historical inventions and distortions at the end of the book 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.

The narrator of the story is Bertrand Russellwho stands as an icon of many of these themes: The story concludes, satisfyingly in an unexpected way, with a performance of the Orestia.

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Honestly, while I knew of Russell’s status as a logician, I was unaware of what exactly fpr meant and exactly how foundational was Russell’s place in the logical pantheon. Must it be engaging, provocative, emotional, beautiful, instructional, or right? The authors — as they themselves explain — are very concerned to make sure that this is a story about these mathematicians’ and philosophers’ private lives as rpic as their professional investigations.


Apostolos now writes in both Greek and English. Although “such departures from reality can be fruitful for narrative purposes”, according to Mancosu, in some cases they are objectionable, as the portrayal of Frege as a “rabid paranoid antisemite”, and the “constant refrain of the alleged causal link between logic and madness”.

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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (with a Connection in Frankfurt)

The book’s story is based on the epic quest for the foundations of mathematics. His co-author back then was Harry Lewis, my CS professor and also my undergraduate advisor.

An Eternal Golden Braid. Russell got over it and maybe even secretly admired Wittgenstein all the more for it. Their integrity requires ruefully accepting it time and again when the newest genius tears down the fortress of truth each thought logciomix had built.

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos K. Doxiadis

Lists with This Book. Elisha rejects Judaism in favor of Greek logic, only to regret it in the end.

Petersburg, David taught himself to draw cartoons using Microsoft Powerpoint. So if the Logicomix creative team can be characters writing their story as it goes, then I can do the same in this review.

Didn’t think I could do a pop-culture reference like that, did you? Open Preview See a Problem? At one point he mentors the young Ludwig Wittgenstein, the renowned philosopher and father of cognitive psychology.