The choice of Russell struck me as somehow both inspired and obvious- in succession let’s say, to avoid paradox. Their integrity requires ruefully accepting it time and again when the newest genius tears down the fortress of truth each thought he had built. I’ve changed a single word here to another word which hopefully makes the same point without being such a pig about it. It reads like they got overexcited and wanted to include much more than they thought the storyline could contain. I recommend this to anyone wanting to get a taste of logic, philosophy and math. No one asked me to make these edits, but I have had readers of this review tell me I have the intelligence of an adolescent, that they are going to burn my house down, and that I should kill myself.

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Oct 25, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: The story functioned on so many levels that it was dizzying. I’ve always felt attracted to metafiction exactly because of this reason. Anyway, I highly recommend this book to anyone at all who loves philosophy. Going Underground in the Thirties Sweden: His followers are shocked and say he, a former pacifist, contradicts himself. Hopefully there all be more innovative graphic novels like this one in the future.

In this desire, he comes off as both an innocent and an advanced human.

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Russell got over it and maybe even secretly admired Wittgenstein all the more for it. Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues raised in the book will need to look for answers further afield. 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.


If this means anything to you, Russell was a straight-edge foundationalist, whereas Wittgenstein was a total, punk-rock anti-foundationalist. And here it succeeds unflinchingly.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have to prove that, then you have to prove a thousand other things first, and you never end up being able to prove the thing you were trying to prove in the first place.

The name field is required. The book does a great job of linking him to his influencers, contemporaries and those who took and built on his work while keepin This book is extremely well done. Click to view larger images. The only exposure I had had to graphic novels was through my daughter, who is an illustrator and has done her own comix. For some years he directed professionally for the theater, and in made his first film Underground Passage in Greek. I think the subplot about the authors should have been cut out.

Which stood on another turtle.

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

Sep 25, Adarsh J logicmix it it was amazing. The narrative is more important than any lengthy explanations of the theories or the lives depicted within and so the story is the centre of the book which is why it’s so much fun to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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A selective biography of Russell with a few minor alterationswith cameo appearances by the various mathematical and philosophical luminaries who worked on the logical f In a world where no other books competed for your valuable reading time a finite resourceI’d have no hesitation in giving this book five stars. Sep 27, Val Dusek rated it it was amazing.

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 well as their professional investigations.

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At times, I would just eagerly wait for them to shut up so that I can hear Russel. Russell’s life story, depicted by Logicomixis itself a journey through the goals and struggles, and triumph and tragedy shared by many great thinkers of the 20th century: Russell, Bertrand, — Mathematicians.

I am really trying to write here something conclusive but I cannot. Write a review Rate this item: An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics. The drawing is engaging and witty.

But when I started to read it I realized that it was a history of lovicomix 20th century philosophy and foundations of mathematics, featuring cartoon characterizations of people I have studied at some length, such as Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gottlob Frege, Kurt Godel, Alan Turing and a dozen others.