Thursday, November 12, 2009

Logicomix... the logical thing to read?

Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou is a great new read and gift for the logician/mathematician/philosopher/ graphic novel reader in your life. It follows Betrand Russell on his epic search for truth.
The story line starts with the creators of the book coming together to write the novel, silmultaneously during a lecture that Russell gives on the eve of WWII. Rather than being a cut and dry look at Russell's life work, a body of which very few people would understand, and even fewer would be willing to read, this work follows Russell throughout his life. Telling his personal history in such a way that is interesting for even those who might not necessarily be on any great search for truth themselves.
The book has a cool website that readers can link to here.
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