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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The truly frightening quality of insanity isn’t the possibility that some germ of it is within you, as Russell is made to mull over, but that it’s a continuous spectrum which reaches sanity through ambiguous mists. Dec 02, Keith rated it did not like it. Of course, what I actually wrote wasn’t anything like that — but this version is funnier and meaner, and I sort of still think that an obnoxiously ignorant response says what I want to say about Logicomix far better than the slightly more reasoned paragraph above.

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LogiComix explores the subjects of logics, mathematics, science, philosophy, politics, and human affairs. I hope she enjoys it at least, I recall she never finished it. The moral aspect of wars? For example, the prologue opens with co-author Apostolos Doxiadis reading a draft of his story.

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth Review

It’s a simple-sounding question, but hard to answer, so I really want you to put a good amount of thought into it before you do. Which, incidentally, explains why Billy Corgan’s poetry has never brought me the spiritual sustenance it obviously has to millions of others. Preview — Logicomix by Apostolos K. The moral aspects of experiments? We understand why Russell teeters on the brink of madness, even as his forerunners Cantor and Frege succumb.

Sesrch one point he mentors the young Ludwig Wittgenstein, the renowned philosopher and father of cognitive psychology. Interwoven with these heady ideas is the trajectory of Russell’s personal life-his parents and grandparents, his wives, his inner conflicts.

I used xearch own this book searxh I lent my copy to my ex. This was my first read of a book which covers a topic of my interest in a comic format, and it has done the job superbly! But his most ambitious goal—to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics—continues to loom before him. Through Russell, himself a dominating figure in philosophy and logic during its most productive period, we encounter the giants on whose shoulders our certainties, and more significantly uncertainties, today rest.


Apart from his work in the various modes of storytelling, in the past few years, Apostolos has been studying the relationship between mathematics and narrative.

This book is too good. Doxiadis and Papadimitriou work hard to sell the concept, ab to the point of overlaying the Oresteia as an interpretive framework. The lesson here is: But when a teller really wants to up the stakes and sell his audience either a cosmology or an apocalypse, only gods and monsters will do.

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

rtuth I especially enjoyed the recurring and illuminating scenes from Aeschylus’s Oresteia by way of the aforementioned drama rehearsal and how Wittgenstein’s experiences in the war were portrayed.

Want to Read saving…. Should the creative team here devote pages to any one of the mathematicians, philosophers, or logicians that wander across Russell’s life as presented here, I will purchase and read such a book.

As we intrude upon his thoughts, he invites us to meet Berkeley computer scientist Christos Papadimitriouwhom Apostolos must recruit to help him with the book. A fantastic read in all, remarkable for its dexterity and character portraits or at times serach, rather as it shifts back and forth through a live history surrounding the ‘foundational quest’. 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.

This involves breathtaking excursions into logic, and mathematics, in language we can all understand. Dec 29, Jon Stout rated it really liked it Shelves: This book, it should be noted, is not a primer on logic. Of course, he failed. Nov 05, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Fittingly enough, trutj story concludes with the legendary closing scene of Oresteia, which perhaps makes the whole experience more profound than it really deserved to be, but then that is the fun of great ideas – you never know when they are only pretending!


There were portrayals of very dramatic scenes and locations, such as a walk around the Parthenon in Athens, or the battlefields of war torn Europe, or the life of the British aristocracy, or laid-back Berkeley, California. The book is highly readable, and enjoyable.

This intellectual history was portrayed by the activities of cartoon figures in dramatic situations. As a child, Russell lived with the question of why things are the way seaarch are, and got no good answers from his domineering grandmother. 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!

For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. While the review is designed to poke the Logicomix audience with a sharp stick in their collective self-righteousness, there’s no merit in my viewpoint if its wound up in sounding like a misogynist jerk.

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. Along the way, his desire to apply the certainty of math to human thought and interaction led him to the discipline of logic, a strange chimera of mathematics and philosophy. These are in turn played out just upstage of the momentous historical events of the era and the ideological battles which gave rise to them.

If you’re looking to know how logic works, or you want to know a bit more about higher mathematics and how to do them, then you’d best look for another book.