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  • The Team
    BEHIND THE SCENES PRESS CONTACT The Team Written by Vaggelis Monday 29 December 2008 09 59 Prev Next Logicomix Print 2008 2009 nbsp Buy it Online Share designed developed by

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  • Learn More
    our favorite graphic novels Maus Art Spiegelman Pantheon Books Blankets Craig Thompson Top Shelf Productions Palestine Joe Sacco Fantagraphics Books Persepolis Marjane Satrapi Pantheon Books Tintin Herge It s a Good Life If You Don t Weaken Seth Drawn and Quarterly Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware Pantheon Books The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller DC Comics Watchmen Alan Moore DC Comics Understanding Comics Scott McCloud HarperCollins Reinventing Comics Scott McCloud HarperCollins Making Comics Scott McCloud HarperCollins The Story of Logic In Quest of Certainty Bertrand Russell s Search for Certainty in Religion and Mathematics up to the Principles of Mathematics 1903 Stefan Andersson Alqvist Wiksell International The Universal Computer The Road from Leibniz to Turing Martin Davis W W Norton Company The Hilbert Challenge Jeremy J Gray Oxford University Press Wittgenstein s Vienna Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin Simon and Schuster Ludwig Wittgenstein The Duty of Genius Ray Monk Jonathan Cape Bertrand Russell The Spirit of Solitude Ray Monk Jonathan Cape Bertrand Russell The Ghost of Madness Ray Monk Jonathan Cape Hilbert Constance Reid Springer Verlag My Philosophical Development Bertrand Russell George Allen Unwin The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell George Allen Unwin The Selected

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  • New York Times Book Review, "Algorithm and Blues"
    boy in the 1870s being brought up by his grandparents after the mysterious to him at least disappearance of his mother and father Before succumbing to disease Russell s parents lived in a scandalous ménage a trois with a rather sinister amateur scientist Russell s grandfather Lord John Russell a Whig aristocrat and reformer had twice been prime minister but it was his dour and pious grandmother who dominated his childhood Not only did he suffer from crushing loneliness but it was borne in upon him that his Uncle Willy had to be shut away as a violent lunatic His Aunt Agatha was none too sane either This was the beginning of his lifelong terror of hereditary madness and the impetus for many a nightmare which the cartoonists depict with lurid relish The adolescent Russell sought refuge in the abstractions of mathematics In his autobiography he claimed it was his love of mathematics that saved him from suicide His vision of an enchanted logical world was jarred however when he reached Cambridge and found that mathematics as practiced there was little more than a bag of calculating tricks sloppily based on physical intuition rather than rigorous proof If certain knowledge was to be achieved he grew convinced the house of mathematics had to be rebuilt from scratch on firm logical foundations Russell s quest for certainty coincided with a busy erotic career We see him courting Alys the pretty American Quaker girl who would become the first of his four wives The cartoonists inexplicably neglect to depict what Russell later described as the happiest morning of my life when Alys allowed him to kiss her breasts The young couple set off on a tour of the Continent where Russell seeks out Gottlob Frege the greatest logician since Aristotle and Georg Cantor the creator of the mathematical theory of infinity Both men to Russell s consternation prove to be slightly daft In Paris at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematicians he witnesses a titanic clash between Henri Poincaré and David Hilbert the two greatest mathematicians of the day over the importance of intuition versus proof Returning to England Russell spends the next decade laboring with Alfred North Whitehead to complete the epic Principia Mathematica all the while doing his best to seduce Whitehead s comely wife Evelyn Their stillborn masterpiece runs many thousands of pages a mere 362 of which are required to prove the interesting proposition 1 1 2 All of this is presented with real graphic verve Even though I m a text guy I couldn t keep my eyes off the witty drawings To ginger up the story the authors often deviate from the actual facts As they admit in an afterword Russell never met Frege or Cantor in the flesh Nor I am fairly certain did he ever say to Whitehead I m tired man You expect Whitehead to reply Me too bro We are assured however that no liberties have been taken with the great adventure

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  • Book Reviews: Logicomix
    Doxiadis a novelist with a training in mathematics takes his view from Russell himself who said repeatedly that his quest for certainty had been a failure The ten years he spent working on Principia Mathematica in which he presented a system of logic he hoped to use to demonstrate with absolute certainty the truths of mathematics he came to think had been a waste of time This is because under the influence of Wittgenstein he came to believe that the truths of mathematics were not as he had previously imagined them to be eternal verities concerning immutable abstract objects they were rather mere tautologies That two times two equals four is a truth on a par with the tautology that a four legged animal is an animal In the wake of this change of mind Russell lost interest in logic and turned his attention to other things e g politics psychology education raising a family and sex In 1931 the logician Kurt Gödel published an astonishing proof that what Russell had wanted to do construct a theory of logic from which every true mathematical statement could be derived cannot possibly be done Gödel s Incompleteness Theorem has attracted an enormous amount of attention and Logicomix makes much of it but in truth Russell showed little interest in it By the time it was published he had more or less lost interest in both logic and mathematics and he never even bothered to read Gödel s work Doxiadis it seems believes that Gödel effectively destroyed Russell s hopes for logic and that therefore the story of his quest for certainty should be seen as a tragedy His co author Papadimitriou a computer scientist believes that the story ends in triumph His odd and unconvincing reason for this is that the real

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  • Ian Rankin Joins Graphic Novel Brigade (Dark Entries, Logicomix, Stitches)
    This is a comic but again not as we know it The book is says the Los Angeles Times great art It is also yet another example of the ever expanding scope of the graphic book and its persistent demand to be taken more seriously Stitches Dark Entries and Logicomix ask a question that makes graphic novel fans clutch their heads is this a serious literary art form They clutch their heads because the question comes up with depressing regularity The world of graphic novels goes its own sweet way then periodically people like me come along and start asking the question again It is a good question though because this is still a live issue The conservative American Council of Trustees and Alumni founded by Lynne Cheney the wife of the former vice president Dick Cheney recently published an outline of what should be taught at American colleges and universities The literary course specifically excluded not only the lyrics of Bob Dylan are they mad but the graphic novel In response the venerable literary critic Stanley Fish asked Why should trustees and alumni have a say in determining whether the graphic novel a multimedia art that goes back at least as far as William Blake deserves to represent literature For the record I think it does Actually it is an art that goes back further than Blake to at least Hogarth if not 20 000 years to the palaeolithic cave paintings at Lascaux Pictures that tell a story are one of the primary ways human beings try to make sense of life In our time they were born with the foundation of DC and Marvel comics in America in the 1930s the success of bandes dessinées think Tintin in France and Belgium from the 1920s onwards and the enormous popularity of manga a post war comic form in Japan Yet in the Cheney Fish context the graphic book is clearly caught in the political crossfire On one side are the baby boomer liberals who see comics rock music the whole panorama of mass culture as legitimate objects of study and appraisal on the other are the ranks formed by the anti 1960s anti boomer backlash that coalesced around the Reagan Thatcher ascendancy The latter want a back to basics back to classics programme that in literature would be centred on a fixed canon of great books The anti boomers are not wrong solid reading of sturdy books is indeed at a low ebb in both Britain and America but they may be missing two big points The first is that as Clive James put it to me you have to follow the creativity As long as meaningful critical standards are applied it is absurd to insist that high art be restricted to certain fixed forms to do so would have eliminated cinema and The Simpsons from serious study Following the creativity means no more than letting art lead the way The second point is that graphic books are very

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    Not Found The requested URL en images stories videos LOGICOMIX ScienceFriday NPR wav was not found on this server Apache 2 2 22 Ubuntu Server at www logicomix com Port

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  • Kirkus Reviews
    illustrations exquisitely drawn with eye catching detail by Alecos Papadatos are enjoyable enough but the sophisticated yet accessible plot structure developed by Apostolos Doxiadis Uncle Petros and Goldblach s Conjecture 2000 etc and Christos Papadimitriou Turing A Novel About Computation 2003 etc transports this graphic novel into unexplored territory We used the medium for its full potential say the creators But we also tried to do new things with it

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  • Is it time for Climate Change: the Comic?
    a comics design studio at work in modern Athens while its team debate their differing views about their historical graphic novel Is it about character and emotion or the history of philosophy and mathematics Is it a tragedy about the failure of logicians to find a fundamental basis for mathematics or does it have a happy ending in the discoveries of Alan Turing and the birth of the digital era The comic s creators disagree So do readers Logicomix has a formidable and charming character at its heart Bertrand Russell who tells his own story in a speech in the US at the start of the second world war Looking back to his bizarre Victorian childhood Russell explains how he fell in love with the idea of truth a truth that must be established by reason alone and how this led him to undermine the theory of sets to attempt to remake mathematics in collaboration with AN Whitehead in their Principia Mathematica 1910 and how this in turn was demolished by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Gödel The Berkeley mathematician on the Logicomix team complains in the book that there s hardly any maths in it but there is more than you would be likely to find in a literary novel about these characters It s as if having made the great populist gesture of working in the medium of comics graphic novelists feel free to bring in ideas without the timidity you see elsewhere today Comics as the last bastion of intellectual life Why not After all Logicomix is in a tradition of seriousness in this genre that goes back to Art Spiegelman s Maus So I wonder could a graphic novel do justice to the current controversy in climate science As leaked emails and errors embarrass the science on

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