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Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
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Jul 15, 2012

it was amazing

You know who was great? Bertand Russell. He agonized over logic, which to our iPhone app-type minds sounds really boring and even nuts, but when you think about it, is probably one of the main reasons we have little gadgets that work so well and are so useful. But that is even beside the point. This graphic novel is great because it so fully realizes the struggle of the philosopher to make a cogent, clear argument while his or her own life may be in total chaos. The comic is as once a biography of Russell and a re-telling of how the story was put together by the authors and artists that produced the book. They struggle to tell the story and make sense of the theories of Russell and his colleagues, Russell struggles to tell the history of his career to protesters of the World War II, who have their realities turned upside-down by the decisions of their own governments, and logic itself struggles to stay the main character in this engrossing comic. I urge readers to give it a chance.

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