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  • Logicomix
    HOME ABOUT LOGICOMIX NEWS THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES PRESS CONTACT Logicomix Logicomix Print 2008 2009 nbsp Buy it Online Share designed developed by INTELWEB hosted by mt Move Close

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  • Logicomix Bookgasm Review
    of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell best known as one of the premier logicians of the 20th century and co author of the groundbreaking text PRINCIPA MATHEMATICA Via his appearance at a university lecture as a framing device Russell tells his own story about his quest for absolute truth in mathematics If it can t be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt it may as well be a lie How closely did he adhere to these principles He spent 362 pages to prove that 1 1 2 He helped revolutionize math by applying logic to it by approaching it in philosophical terms as much as in numbers Such a practice decades in the making and arguably never finished can t be undertaken without one s personal life taking a hit and the book doesn t fail to cover Russell s adulterous heart and neglect of family Still he comes across as no villain just a real human being with exceptional intellect and equal flaws That adjective of exceptional can be stuck on the book as well Doxiadis and Papadimitriou bravely insert themselves and the artists into their own story in a modern day framing device around Russell s own

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  • Propaganda’s Book Of 2009: If you read just one graphic novel that lays out the fundamental foundations of mathematical logic….
    may sound a little dry Logicomix is anything but The ideas Russell was trying to expound are incredibly dense hugely technical and amazingly complex mathematical ones famously Russell and Whitehead took an incredible 362 pages 15 more than in this graphic novel to prove that 1 1 2 But never in Logicomix do the authors allow these incredibly complex ideas to get too far beyond the reader s grasp A moment that Russell himself describes as Think of that 362 pages to prove what every child knows A small glimpse into the obsessive nature of the field From Logicomix Published by Bloomsbury To keep us readers up to speed and involved the authors don t simply tell a tale of mathematics and logical thought instead they use not one but two simple framing devices to make the work accessible The first is Russell himself delivering a talk in America during 1939 as the debate on whether to enter the second World War or continue an isolationist policy rages This philosophical debate on the question of entering the war is a perfect backdrop to allow Russell to tell a tale of his life and the complicated ideas of mathematics logical thinking and philosophy that would become an obsession defining his life and tormenting his every moment The nature of his talk spinning out biographical facts philosophical questions and a detailed look at mathematics and logic along the way is laid out as a parable for the audience both in Russell s lecture and the audience reading this graphic novel The second framing device occurs between the chapters of Russell s life when the entire narrative is suspended and the creators of the graphic novel appear as themselves discussing the work in progress It s a simple but marvellously effective way to break up a complex and difficult story allowing the readers to catch their breath absorb all they ve read before and be gently guided by the creators of the story It s also functions as a simple method to incorporate the essentially self referential nature of much of mathematics by including themselves in their work discussing the work in progress the authors are as self referential as much of Russell s own work including his ground breaking and Logician breaking at the time of it s publication Russell s Paradox here beautifully illustrated with Russell s own parable of the Barber And who will shave the barber The essentials of Russell s Paradox laid out beautifully simply Such complex ideas so easily explained From Logicomix Published by Bloomsbury Of course Russell s ultimate goal to create an absolute fundamental foundation for mathematics and logic was forever to be an elusive obsessive dream The authors perfectly create the incredible sense of yearning in Russell s life for this impossible goal something that overwhelmed everything his marriages his children his very sanity all would come second to this impossible dream And it s all beautifully evocatively detailed in the pages of Logicomix

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  • LOGICOMIX - Homepage
    Frankfurt Book Fair Apostolos will give the Dabis Lecture at Royal Holloway 3 March 2011 Apostolos will speak at Blackwell s Bookshop in Oxford 6 March 2011 What Logicomix does that few works in any medium do is make intellectual passion palpable NOTICES OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY LOGICOMIX is on boingboing s 2010 gift guide LOGICOMIX is short listed for the Palmares the Grand Prix of the Angouleme Festival

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  • Wunderkammer Magazine Review
    audience to answer the question What is logic His mode of inquiry into this question is by way of an investigation of his own past Herein lies the third setting Russell s life I ll speak briefly to the second audience now the graphic novel bibliophiles As I mentioned before I can t feign too great an expertise in this area thus the brevity What is unmistakable however is this the authors use their medium to great advantage They deftly weave together their three pronged attack on logic and Russell s life cleverly mirroring panels between the historical segments and the bulletin boards in their own cartooned offices in Greece Altogether I am convinced that their concept could not function as successfully in a less visual format Beyond this trait any additional critique would be largely worthless e g the drawing was nicely done and I liked the pictures It s now to the third reader that I move the one interested to learn a bit more about mathematics This person really excites me because I rarely find them outside of Reader 1 and this is a sad thing However I will attempt to argue that Logicomix could be even more instrumental than Winnie from the Wonder Years in reversing this trend that is the trend where my wife groans whenever I begin talking about what I do She has yet to read Logicomix But when she or anyone else of this same mindset does I hope that the effect of reading is revelatory I hope that in reading there can be a better appreciation of what mathematicians do or more crucially why To truly understand what this appreciation would mean to me though some background is necessary Six months ago I had occasion to confront a problem in how I view my academic pursuit At issue was how I had always defended my course of study At the heart of my argument although not always cited explicitly was the physicist and mathematician Eugene Wigner s 1960 article titled The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences To summarize the theme of Wigner s paper consider this somewhat more contemporary example Around 1920 the mathematician Johann Radon developed a purely mathematical object the Radon transform Fifty years later it became the chief computational tool used in CT scans Like Wigner such artifacts have always surprised me And I have often asked myself the same question how is it that purely abstract concepts come to have such practical uses Until now though I have tended to use such examples as a poorly constructed defense for my current work Altogether my apology for my studies has been one of See Wigner says that I don t need to have any concern for the practicality of my work Someone will find something useful for it within 50 years While such an argument quickly placates those who wonder why my efforts are fruitful I have recently come to an important conclusion Such a

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  • Best Books of 2009
    Farsi explores censorship in Iran in the midst of a unique and heart warming love story Mandanipour s main characters struggle to begin a relationship in the midst of literary and love censorship a conflict literally written into the novel 2 Upgraded to Serious by Heather McHugh Not a poet for the super casual consumer of verse Heather McHugh has become even less so in her newest collection Her poems are playful and enjoyable to read but chock full of material and often difficult to wade through With a new preoccupation with death Upgraded to Serious is even more intimidating yet still fun 3 The Good Soldiers by David Finkel Finkel s work tells the story of young soldiers in Iraq during the height of the surge The author s political bias comes through in some of the more reflective moments but the book is mostly a heart wrenching account of young men living as best as they can through a terrifying situation 4 Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem New York City chronicler Jonathan Lethem returns to his favorite venue in his eighth novel N Y C yet one presented as an alternative reality The re imagined quirks of the

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  • LOGICOMIX - Homepage
    ÉQUIPE PRESSE EN CONTACT pas d Iframe NEWS Rejoignez LOGICOMIX sur Facebook en anglais LOGICOMIX est sur Twitter en anglais LOGICOMIX est paru en France en mai 2010 LOGICOMIX est sur YouTube Le roman graphique n 1 au classement du

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  • Gallery
    ACCUEIL A propos de LOGICOMIX ACTUALITÉ L ÉQUIPE PRESSE EN CONTACT Locations Character research Pages in production pas d Iframe pas d Iframe pas d Iframe Partager Site INTELWEB Move

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