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The authors — as they themselves explain — are very concerned to make sure that this is a story about these mathematicians’ and philosophers’ private lives as well as their professional investigations.
A list of the co-stars might be enough to induce you to stop reading this review, so I restrain myself from indulging. We understand why Russell teeters on the brink of madness, even as his forerunners Cantor and Frege succumb.
He is currently editing a volume on mathematics and narrative with mathematician Barry Logivomix, of Harvard University, due to be published in As explained in the back of the cor, this is not, strictly speaking, a biography.
In the end, it’s a compelling book.
Views Read Edit View history. It’s one of those unanswerable questions that has bugged us ever since we started being able to ask unanswerable questions. No one asked me to make these loficomix, 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.
Russell got over it and maybe even secretly admired Wittgenstein all the more for it. It’s interesting in many ways: There is a limit to our logical understanding of ourselves, and sooner or later we have to accept that and deal with people as people, rather than as problems to be solved and equations to be gor. Papadimitriou, with art by Alecos Tree and Annie di Donna.
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos K. Doxiadis
And those writings I have spent time with have been rather facile, wholly practical works—neither of which included any expression of maths at all. Books by Apostolos K. What is important is that we are here, now, and we need to make sense of our own lives.
But I’m leaving the comments section afterward as-is, if sdarch no other reason than it’s easier to read. Wittgenstein has an existential epiphany in the 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 first wife and his children, about which I knew nothing before I read this. I was very often right. We wait with the rest of the early 20th century’s logical community for a solution to Russell’s paradoxwhat amounted to a devastating teuth to the superstructure of logic itself.
I read and re-read it, convinced each time that there was something else I had missed. I haven’t read a lot of Bertram Russell.
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This book is too good. As he grew older, and increasingly sophisticated as a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with searcy to describe the world – one free of the biases and slippages of the written word. I enjoyed reading Logicomix immensely.
Ultimately, he found considerable success – but his career was stalled when he was outmatched by an intellectual rival: I had from time to time leafed through her collection, and we had seen Persepolis. Apostolos lives in Athens with his wife, the novelist Dorina Papaliou, and their children. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. View all 3 comments. This page was last edited on 2 Marchat I can see what they were trying to do, but I cannot decide whether it was poorly implemented or if it is just impossible to incorporate such a subplot without having it interfere with the main story.
I thought I’d add this blog post and its follow-up. An insightful and complexly layered narrative, Logicomix reveals both Russell’s inner struggle and the quest for the foundations of logic.
Since the mid-eighties, most of Apostolos’ work has been in fiction. We see his conundrum as his excitement over the promise of mathematics collapses entirely when he realizes his supposed salvation is built upon what amounts to wishful thinking. 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.
Russell’s life story, depicted by Logicomixis itself a journey through the goals and struggles, and triumph and tragedy shared by many great thinkers of the 20th century: These are odd, eccentric sorts we meet, and the narrative doesn’t shy from the the frank suggestion that insanity and logic are intertwined in some way. 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.
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
Can’t say, I’m afraid As a child, Russell lived with the question of why things are the way they are, and got no good answers from his domineering grandmother. For example, if you have a line, and a point not on that line, there can be only one line drawn through that point that is parallel to the first.
Cartoons lend themselves to melodrama, and the philosophers themselves had more than enough melodrama in their lives. The book ends with a scene from The Oresteiaa classic Greek drama about another man who found himself in a no-win situation with no absolutes to rest upon.
Apostolos Doxiadis Christos Papadimitriou. To ask other readers questions about Logicomixplease sign up. We see that it’s there, that Russell has done Not because I disagree with the basic sentiment here. 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.
I’d like to see more, if that was possible. Although “such departures from reality can be fruitful for narrative purposes”, according to Mancosu, in some cases they are objectionable, as the portrayal of Frege as a “rabid paranoid antisemite”, and the “constant refrain of the alleged causal link between logic and madness”.