Logicomix - Doxiadis, Apostolos; Papadimitriou, Christos
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This brilliantly illustrated tale of reason, insanity, love and truth recounts the story of Bertrand Russell's life. Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents. Driven by a desire for knowledge of his own history, he attempted to force the world to yield to his yearnings: for truth, clarity and resolve. As he grew older, and increasingly sophisticated as a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with which to describe the world - one free of the biases and slippages of the written word. At the same…mehr

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This brilliantly illustrated tale of reason, insanity, love and truth recounts the story of Bertrand Russell's life. Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents. Driven by a desire for knowledge of his own history, he attempted to force the world to yield to his yearnings: for truth, clarity and resolve. As he grew older, and increasingly sophisticated as a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with which to describe the world - one free of the biases and slippages of the written word. At the same time, he began courting his first wife, teasing her with riddles and leaning on her during the darker days, when his quest was bogged down by paradoxes, frustrations and the ghosts of his family's secrets. Ultimately, he found considerable success - but his career was stalled when he was outmatched by an intellectual rival: his young, strident, brilliantly original student, Ludwig Wittgenstein. An insightful and complexly layered narrative, Logicomix reveals both Russell's inner struggle and the quest for the foundations of logic. Narration by an older, wiser Russell, as well as asides from the author himself, make sense of the story's heady and powerful ideas. At its heart, Logicomix is a story about the conflict between pure reason and the persistent flaws of reality, a narrative populated by great and august thinkers, young lovers, ghosts and insanity.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 27959
  • Seitenzahl: 347
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 237mm x 171mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 870g
  • ISBN-13: 9780747597209
  • ISBN-10: 0747597200
  • Artikelnr.: 25339325
Autorenporträt
Doxiadis, Apostolos
Apostolis Doxadis received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Columbia University and a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He has run a number of successful computer companies, as well as written and directed for both the screen and the stage. The second of his two feature films, Tetriem, won the prize of the International Center for Artistic Cinema at the 1988 Berlin International Film Festival. Mr. Doxiadis lives in Athens, Greece

Papadimitriou, Christos
Christos Papadimitriou is a professor of Computer Science at Cal-Berkeley. He is the author of several books on computer science, as well as the novel Turing: A Novel about Computation.
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Bibliothek Graphic Novels
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Logicomix
Logicomix" schildert das Leben des britischen Philosophen Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), der sich auch als Pazifist und politischer Aktivist, u.a. gegen den Vietnamkrieg, einen Namen gemacht hat. Zugleich ist diese Graphic Novel eine ebenso lehrreiche wie unterhaltsame Einrührung in die Grundlagen der Mathematik. Russells Begegnungen mit Denkern wie Kurt Gödel, Gottlob Frege und Ludwig Wittgenstein lassen den Leser teilhaben an der Suche nach absoluter Wahrheit.
A. Doxiadis (*1953) studierte Mathematik, bevor er sich dem Schreiben zuwandte. C. H. Papadimitriou (*1949) lehrt und forscht an der Universität of California. A. Papadatos (*1959) hat als Cartoonist für die grüßte Athener Tageszeitung gearbeitet. Mit seiner Frau A. Di Donna ("1960) leitet er außerdem ein Animationsstudio. "Logicomix" wurde 2009 vom "Time"- Magazin zu einem der besten Sachbücher des Jahres gekürt.
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