Abstract / Synopsis
The first two parts of the review provide background on Russell's biography and on developments in the foundations of mathematics in the early part of the twentieth century that will help the reader set Logicomix in context. The third part contains critical remarks on 1) the relationship between Logicomix and reality; 2) the issue of faithfulness of the graphic novel to the development of ideas in philosophy of logic and the foundations of mathematics; 3) logical inaccuracies; 4) the connection to madness and tragedy.
© Paolo Mancosu
Mancosu, P. "Book Review: Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, and Annie di Donna," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 1 Issue 1 (January 2011), pages 137-152. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201101.10 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol1/iss1/10
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