LOGICOMIX – Graphic Novel. Logicomix Print | Buy it Online | Share : designed & developed by: INTELWEB | hosted by Elegrad. Move; Close. Logicomix has ratings and reviews. Foad said: نامنام كتاب، در انگليسى لوجى-كميكس است، به معناى كميك منطقى، و نه كمدى منطق. اما ترجمه. Logicomix is a graphic novel about Bertrand Rus- sell, focusing on his and Logicomix: An Epic Search for. Truth. Reviewed by Judith Roitman. Judith Roitman is .. Discount code MM • Free Shipping. “A whole book full.
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Preview — Logicomix by Apostolos K. Annie Di Donna Illustrator. An innovative, llogicomix graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics. This graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. But h An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics. But his most ambitious goal—to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics—continues to loom before him.
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To ask other readers questions about Logicomixplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 24, Foad rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 15 comments. Oct 25, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: This tor ambitious graphic novel is a fictional auto? It is littered with the lofty ideas of the many giants of mathematics and philosophy throughout, but is never daunting in its subject matter or too overreaching in its objectives. A list of the co-stars might be enough to induce you to stop reading this review, so I restrain myself from indulging.
The self-referential presentation, which shows the This wildly ambitious graphic novel is a fictional auto? The self-referential presentation, which shows the creators struggling with the same questions, helps the readers get into the real spirit of the ‘Quest’ and enjoy the ride and its uncertainties instead of agonizing over the answers that are guaranteed to never come in any case.
The comic sags a bit once the obsession with the theme of ‘logicians and madness’ threatens to run away with it and obscure the real story. But, the precisely mad and inanely confident Side-Kick to our Super Hero read Russell comes traipsing into the story with perfect timing and livens up the story and thickens the plot into a right stew.
With Wittgenstein thus in the mix, Russell gets comfy in being true to his character destiny? Fittingly enough, the story concludes with the seatch closing scene of Oresteia, which perhaps tfuth 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!
View all 4 comments. Dec 02, Buck rated it liked it Shelves: But I sensed an uncomfortable tension here between the genuine profundity of the ideas being explored and the inescapably hammy conventions of comic-book narrative.
Which, incidentally, explains why Billy Corgan’s poetry has never brought me the spiritual sustenance it obviously has to millions of others.
Of course, their differences ran a lot deeper than that. I shit you not. If this means anything to you, Russell was a straight-edge foundationalist, whereas Wittgenstein was a total, punk-rock anti-foundationalist.
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. Russell got over it and maybe even secretly admired Wittgenstein all the more for it.
The lesson here is: View all 30 comments. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoan, who gives us this assurance. How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
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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. And on the whole, the details of these often quite abstruse theoretical investigations are very well explained here, embedded as they are in the context of the main players’ personal lives and professional rivalries.
The set of all sets that do not contain themselves: Russell suddenly realises “Russell’s paradox” I really love Bertrand Russell for the way that his professional logicalism did not impede his towering moral authority — he embodied a pacifistic, anti-authoritarian activism that was awakened during the First World War and that logicomux until the end of his life, when he was still being dragged away from protests by police in his eighties.
This moral sensibility takes a backseat to the quest for logic in the book, though it’s definitely there — a framing story cree Russell’s feelings about pacifism in the war, and within the epc story the authors are careful to show the effects of the first war on all the major characters.
Wittgenstein has an existential epiphany in logicomiz trenches I have to admit, with my ideal image of Russell in mind, it was painful for me to read about the way he behaved towards his ofr wife and his children, about which I knew searxh before I read this. The authors — as they themselves logicomiz — are very concerned to make sure that this is a story about these mathematicians’ and philosophers’ private lives as well as their professional investigations.
Though I have to admit, the drama in the forbidden relationships and family secrets never seemed quite as engaging to me as the actual nerdy stuff about logic.
I was also not convinced by the choice to include several metanarrational interludes in which the authors and illustrators talk about how best to tell the story; this seemed, on the whole, more of a distraction than anything loggicomix, although a final section set during a present-day production of the Oresteia is a tour-de-force. The comic’s authors walk around Athens There’s lots to get out of this book and I’d definitely recommend it, but in the end it’s one of those pieces that I admired more for its concept than its execution.
Illogical perhaps — but that, as the book demonstrates, is to be expected.
View all 5 comments. Dec 02, Keith rated it did not like it. The occasional vitriolic response post on this review has me revisiting it from time to time, and each time it makes me a little more uncomfortable. Not because I disagree with the basic sentiment here. I originally set out to say this book is a boring, pretentious piece of shit that use the comics medium rather cynically in order to market itself, without really demonstrating much understanding of what makes the comic medium really interesting and useful for storytelling.
Of course, what EDIT: 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.
I think that this undercurrent is part of what makes the review somewhat loathsome, and why it still gets so much hate six years after I wrote it. 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. I’ve changed a single word here to another word which hopefully makes the same point without being such a pig about it. But I’m leaving the comments section afterward as-is, if for no other reason than it’s easier to read.
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. This may or may not be the internet’s way of saying ‘Hey, make some edits.
But I DO know that Logicomix is a terrible book written by cash-grabbing nerds for terrible, boring people who have the right to fair and equal treatment regardless of their gender and sexual orientation. The original post follows.
And while there are many more things other than dinosaurs, robots or boobs shtupping you can replace ninjas with in a page graphic novel, math is not one of them. If you have a page graphic novel in which you forgot the ninjas but remembered the math, and put in MORE math besides, and then made your book’s selling point the fact that there’s a ton of math in it, and you suddenly have a critically acclaimed best-seller on your hands — — Well, right there you’ve got a situation in which a hell of a lot of people missed the whole goddamn point.
On behalf of the comic book community, Mr. Doxiadis — maybe it’d be best if the next time you tried to expand the medium you just wrote a term paper or something instead. View all 35 comments. Nov 05, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 28, Richard Derus rated it really liked it.
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Their integrity requires ruefully accepting it time and again when the newest genius tears down the fortress of truth each thought he had built.
The constant questioning of principles and fervent desire to locate truth has been associated with “madness’, and that comes up in this, too. The drawing is engaging and witty.
The story concludes, satisfyingly in an unexpected way, with a performance of the Orestia. Kudos to the author for coming up with such a well-executed and thought-expanding book. Dec 29, Jon Stout rated it really liked it Shelves: Logicomix An Epic Search for Truthcame as a complete surprise to me. 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.
But when I started to read it I realized that it was a history of early 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 Logicomix An Epic Search for Truthcame as a complete surprise to me. But when I started to read it I realized that it was a history of early 20th century philosophy and foundations of mathematics, featuring cartoon characterizations of people I have studied at some length, such as Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Logicojix Frege, Fr Godel, Alan Turing and a dozen others.
The first two of these are arguably the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. The only exposure I had had to graphic novels was through my daughter, who is an illustrator and has done her own comix.
I had from time to time leafed through her collection, and we had seen Persepolis. But to teuth the form stretched around a subject about which I had been very serious was astonishing to me.
The story functioned on so many levels that it was dizzying. On the highest, theoretical level the story was about the philosophical searcb of establishing mathematics on a firm logical foundation, so that it would ofr an ironclad vehicle for the pursuit of knowledge.
This intellectual history was portrayed by the activities of cartoon figures in dramatic dor. I had to strain to consider if they were getting it right, but I think they did a creditable job.
The second level, the psychological interplay of cartoon personalities, was even better. Although dramatic action was obviously condensed, there was a very gossipy portrayal of the lives and foibles of the great philosophers and mathematicians. Cartoons lend themselves to melodrama, and the philosophers themselves had more than enough melodrama in their lives.
On a third level of art, the cartoon artistry was beautiful. There were portrayals of very dramatic scenes and locations, such as a walk aj 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 ended with a climactic scene from the Oresteia Trilogy of Aeschylus, which was imposing and appropriate.