Apostolos Doxiadis


Logicomix, a graphic novel, is based on the epic story of the quest for the foundations of mathematics. This is a quintessentially modern intellectual adventure, most of whose protagonists paid the price of knowledge with extreme personal suffering and, in some cases, insanity. The book’s narrator is the most eloquent and spirited of the quest’s heroes, the great logician and philosopher Bertrand Russell. It is through his eyes that the plights of Frege, Hilbert, Poincaré, Wittgenstein and Gödel come to life, and through his own passionate pursuit of absolute certainty that the various narrative strands blend together. A parallel tale, set in contemporary Athens, records the book’s creators’ clashing opinions on the meaning of the quest for foundations.

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