Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics This graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell In his agonized search for absolute truth, he crosses paths with thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert Kurt G del, finds a passionate student in Ludwig Wittgenstein But hAn innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics This graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell In his agonized search for absolute truth, he crosses paths with thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert Kurt G del, finds a passionate student in Ludwig Wittgenstein But his most ambitious goal to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics continues to loom before him Thru love hate, peace war, he persists in the mission threatening to claim both his career happiness, finally driving him to the brink of insanity This story is at the same time a historical novel an accessible explication of some of the biggest ideas of mathematics modern philosophy With rich characterizations atmospheric artwork, it spins the pursuit of such ideas into a satisfying tale Probing, layered, the book throws light on Russell s inner struggles while setting them in the context of the timeless questions he tried to answer At its heart, Logicomix is a story about the conflict between ideal rationality the flawed fabric of reality.
Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth An innovative dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics This graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell In his agonized

  • Title: Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
  • Author: Apostolos Doxiadis Christos H. Papadimitriou Alecos Papadatos Annie Di Donna
  • ISBN: 9781596914520
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. نامنام كتاب، در انگليسى "لوجى-كميكس" است، به معناى "كميك منطقى"، و نه "كمدى منطق". اما ترجمه ی اسم کتاب به همین شکل به فارسی کمی بدآهنگ و بدنماست. همین باعث شده مترجم فارسی کار خلاقانه ای بکند، و با جلب رضایت نویسندگان اصلی کمیک، با تغییر مختصری در معنا و نه ساختار کلمات "کمیک منطق [...]

    2. This wildly ambitious graphic novel is a fictional (auto?)biography of Bertrand Russell and traces his journey from doubt to certainty and back again. 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 [...]

    3. It’s marvellous that something like Logicomix exists: a graphic novel that seeks to put the Vienna Circle on the pop-culture map deserves a special Pulitzer for chutzpah (read those last three words aloud and you’d swear you were speaking Hochdeutsch). 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. No doubt there’s a special, tiny place in my heart for hamminess, just as th [...]

    4. ‘Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoan to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoan, who gives us this assurance.’ —Bertrand Russell‘Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?’ —EM ForsterLogicomix has the admirable idea of presenting us, in comic form, with the story of the search for the logical underpinnings of m [...]

    5. EDIT: 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 [...]

    6. THIS IS NOT MY PERSONAL OPINIONIT IS THAT OF MY CLOSE FRIEND JOEI suspect someone more familiar with the players and their theories would get even more out of this, but I definitely feel more kindly and receptive toward these eggheads, having seen through this their human sides and their passionate struggles to reach truth. 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 p [...]

    7. Στα χνάρια του κόσμου της σοφίας για την ιστορία της φιλοσοφίας, αυτό το graphic novel αφορά την ιστορία της Λογικής, ενός κλάδου που προέρχεται από τα μαθηματικά αλλά έχει ιδιαίτερα στοιχεία φιλοσοφίας μέσα του (για να γίνω και λίγο προκλητική στους φιλολογικούς κύκλους: όλη η φ [...]

    8. A self-referential biographical history of mathematics and logic in the later 19th and early 20th century, with narrative interludes on ancient Greek tragedy. Framed around the life of Bertrand Russell, several contemporary thinkers (Frege, Wittgenstein, Gödel, Schlink, Wallace, von Neumann). Manages to describe incredibly complex concepts in understandable language, and only a few relatively minor errors.I'd like to see more, if that was possible. One for each of the other thinkers, especially [...]

    9. Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth, came 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 [...]

    10. اکنون شاید ده سالی از آن زمان -اوایل دوره لیسانس- میگذرد که متوّجه شده بودم آنقدرها ،چونان دیگران، برایم راحت نیست فهمیدن و پذیرش استدلال هایی که می شنیدم؛ نه آنهایی که سرِ کلاس دروس اثبات-محور ریاضیاتی می شنیدم و می دیدم و نه حتی ادعاها و استدلال هایی که در پیرامون بحث های داغ [...]

    11. Βαθμολογία: ★★★Το κόμικ αυτό με βρήκε εντελώς εκτός των νερών μου, καθώς η φιλοσοφία δε μου αρέσει καθόλου και οι γνώσεις μου στα μαθηματικά είναι περιορισμένες. Εντούτοις, σε κάποια σημεία κουράστηκα και βαρέθηκα και σίγουρα διαφωνώ με όσους λένε ότι είναι ευκολοδιάβαστ [...]

    12. I have a question for you. It's a simple-sounding question, but hard to answer, so I really want you to put a good amount of thought into it before you do. Okay? Yes, I'm still in Teacher-mode, but that's not important right now. My question is this:What is truth?It's one of those unanswerable questions that has bugged us ever since we started being able to ask unanswerable questions. Along with "Why is there evil in the world?" and "Do we have free will or are our lives pre-determined from the [...]

    13. به طور دقیق، 4.5 که رُند شد به چهار.این کتاب با بیان زندگی برتراند راسل، به نوعی سرگذشت منطق رو بیان می کنه و شما رو با به قول خودش «غول» های منطق و یه سری از فلاسفه و ریاضیدان ها که در شکل گیری منطق نقش داشتن و نظریاتشون آشنا می کنه. جدا از اطلاعات عمومی و شناختن یه سری از ریاضیدان [...]

    14. Για λάτρεις των μαθηματικών και όχι μόνο.Καταπληκτικό βιβλιο,υπέροχη δουλειά,σε βάζει σε σκέψεις πολλές.Θα διαβάσω σίγουρα κι άλλο βιβλιο του Δοξιάδη.

    15. Logicomix is an impressive (graphic) novel, as much in scope as visually and structurally, and as a reader with some background in mathematics and philosophy, I'm very glad that at least this kind of fiction is written. After some contemplation, I also came to agree that its subtitle, 'An Epic Search Truth', wasn't disappointed either. I fluctuated between the present one star short rating and the full during the course of my read, mulling over this point a fair bit and this is what I hope to re [...]

    16. kind of disappointing; don't think it set out to do what it aims to do (and what it aims to do is frequently stated) in bringing the story of the search for rigourous logic to life thorugh the lives of the main protagnist(s). essentially its a potted biography of bertrand russell, but so shortened as to be fairly meaningless. it's covering and explanation of logical theories is equally skimpy and vagueere's some neat comic tricks (asides to the reader, references to 'filming live'), a framing de [...]

    17. I never imagined reading a graphic novel--but here is a graphic novel that I highly recommend. As explained in the back of the book, this is not, strictly speaking, a biography. It is a novel, largely based on facts. Some of the meetings never took place in person, but all of the meetings are based, at the very least, on interactions through correspondence.The book is highly readable, and enjoyable. It features interesting interactions between the authors and illustrators of the book, intermixed [...]

    18. این کتاب رو پارسال خوندم و همه جزئیاتشو به یاد ندارم. یادمه که گرافیکش عالی بود و داستان هم بدک نبود. تنها نکته مفیدی که از کتاب به یادم مونده، اونجاست که به رویکرد چند نفر از منطقدانان بعد از راسل اشاره کرده بود؛ به جای سر و کله زدن با چیزهایی که از فهم ما خارجه، بیایید روی چیزه [...]

    19. اگه علاقه مند هستید داستان راسل ، ماجراهای فلسفی منطقی اش و برخوردش با کسانی مثل راسل، ویتگنشتاین، مور، وایتهد و گودل را در غالب یه کتاب کومیک با کلی تصیرسازی های بامزه دنبال کنید این کتاب خیلی خوبیه. فرگه و ویتگنشتاین خیلی بامزه به تصویر کشیده شدن و من از خوندن این کتاب خیلی ل [...]

    20. Ένα κόμικ που μπλέκει την ιστορία,τα μαθηματικά,την λογική σκέψη,τη φιλοσοφία και τις αρχαίες τραγωδίες.Πολύ καλή δουλειά με εξαιρετική εικονογράφηση.Ειδικά τα καρέ με φόντο την Ακρόπολη ή αρχαία θέατρα ήταν απλά καταπληκτικά!Ομολογώ οτι δεν κατάλαβα όλες τις θεωρίες και [...]

    21. یه چیز ریویو طور توی وبلاگم نوشتم، واقعا حرف دیگه ای ندارم در مورد این کتابstoryofmylife/post/5الان فقط می خوام برم یه جایی گریه کنم :|پی نوشت: بله داستان در مورد ریاضی و منطق و فلسفه هست، دلیل نمی شه گریه دار نباشه :|

    22. This book is too good. It's interesting in many ways: its choice of topic, presentation & narrative style.Even the introduction & bibliography comes with graphics :DIt depicts different phases of life of Bertrand Russell who has been a mathematician, logician, philosopher, political activist & Noble laureate. The book has tried to be a simple, interesting guide to Russell's complex, laborious & frustrating conquest to pin down the foundations of mathematics. Though there's an ope [...]

    23. This was my first read of a book which covers a topic of my interest in a comic format, and it has done the job superbly! It also has the very interesting breaking the 4th wall kind of narration where some of the characters are aware of us, the readers and talk to us!The authors use their artistic license liberally to convey the biography of 'Bertie' Russell, by keeping the story line very captivating. Definitely a very good read for those who are interested in logic, theoretical computer scienc [...]

    24. Αυτό που μου έκανε εντύπωση, πριν ακόμα δω τις (εικονογραφημένες) σελίδες του συγκεκριμένου κόμικ, ήταν στις πρώτες σελίδες, με τις πληροφορίες σχετικά με την έκδοση, τους συγγραφείς κ.λ.π η ανάλυση των προηγούμενων εκδόσεων του κόμικ και παράλληλα ο αριθμός αντιτύπων σε κά [...]

    25. Logicomix was good. But it wasn't exceptional.The drama of logic and mathematics, in my opinion, is portrayed much better in Doxiadis's other novel, Uncle Petros. I liked how the decision to make it a graphic novel worked for this story, but to be honest I got lost on my way, trying to understand Bertrand's thoughts and his interaction with other mathematicians and/or logicians of variable mental soundness, including himself. By the end, it all seemed so trivial, as if no real answer could come [...]

    26. This book, I think, is a good example of how self-references ruin something that is otherwise really awesome. Every cool thing that the book tries to do is pointed out in the "meta" modern-day sections with the creators discussing the work. It leaves no room for the reader to interpret the themes and motifs for themselves. I think the bits with the creators are good to give the larger work some context, but that is all. Every time the authors do something interesting, they also jump up and down [...]

    27. Matematiği ve mantığı anlatmak için Bertrand Russell'ın hayatını takip eden bir kitap, bir çizgi roman. Tabii ki biraz teknik kalabiliyor; ancak kesinlikle farklı bir tat. Çizgi roman olarak hazırlanması çok güzel düşünülmüş bence.

    28. When age-spanning epics are called for, there are few so often drawn from the Great Well of Story Archetypes as the battle between order and chaos. In the realms of the human and the personal, some variation of Boy Meets Girl is undoubtedly the go-to narrative frame. But when a teller really wants to up the stakes and sell his audience either a cosmology or an apocalypse, only gods and monsters will do. And such a pairing (almost until the postmoderns) demands Order in one corner, girded and rea [...]

    29. I've always believed that looking for expecting a perfect solution inevitably leads to extremism - for me, integrists are simply people who have become too lost in theory. They're not monsters - they're just people with strongly held beliefs who have forgotten that, more often than not, one has to tolerate a certain degree of uncertainty, even compromise, in order to reach a valid conclusion. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing touch with reality.I went to a Catholic school until I was 18, so [...]

    30. In a world where no other books competed for your valuable reading time (a finite resource), I'd have no hesitation in giving this book five stars. It's fun to read, executed with charm and flair (some might say chutzpah, and one has to admire the authors' sheer nerve in dreaming it up. Hell, you'll even learn a thing or two. A selective biography of Russell (with a few minor alterations), with cameo appearances by the various mathematical and philosophical luminaries who worked on the logical f [...]

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