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Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
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Jan 28, 2010

really liked it
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Read from January 28 to February 22, 2010

This reminded me of one of those illustrated introductions to philosophers, like Heidegger For Beginners, but it's better written and is solidly anchored in the life of its subject. It is couched as a lecture given by Bertrand Russell to students at the outbreak of WWII; the topic is pacifism and the Nazi threat, but during the course of the lecture Russell examines much of his life's work, which includes of course a lot of mathematics and logic. A great introduction to Russell, the development of his thought, and other major thinkers (Whitehead, Wittgenstein, etc.) who influenced him and were influenced by him in turn.
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