Logicomix

Logicomix

Graphic Novel - 2009 | 1st U.S. ed
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This innovative, dramatic graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers and finds a passionate student in the great Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596914520
1596914521
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 347 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm

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ThomasLove
Mar 19, 2013

The authors and collaborators on this book have huge credentials (professors, award winners, international bestsellers, and one of the illustrators worked on Tintin). The goal they set out to accomplish on their quest was seemingly infinite and yet a "solution" was arrived at in a timely manner. Amazingly the book is not alienating and even funny at time. This should be a History and Philosophy (and maybe even Math) supplement for High School students.

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Funktron
Mar 12, 2013

Fun look at a semi-biography of Bertrand Russel and a contemporary history of logic theory. The story was well-composed and kept me engaged from start to finish in a 3-4 hr period. You won't be an expert on logic theory or mathematics after reading but it does provide a nice synopsis on the evolution of the baseline ideas. As an engineer, I really enjoyed it!

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paulsteele
Aug 03, 2012

Not bad--the reviews I read said that this book made complex mathematical theories accessible to the average reader. It's very interesting but I think if the reviews are correct I may be a little more thick than the average reader.

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Zodiark
Aug 22, 2011

Wonderful book about the history of logic

kay_mae Feb 07, 2011

My mom picked this book up (she is not a graphic novel reader) and was impressed with the graphic novel medium's ability to increase the accessibility without comprimising the seriousness / weighty-ness of the subject.

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