Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Logicomix is a graphic novel which features a fictionalized life story of the Philosopher/Logician Bertrand Russell. I thought the story was quite charming and did manage to give some nice hints about the controversies in the foundations of mathematics, including Russells' Paradox, one of my favorites. I've never tried to read Principia Mathematica (Russell and Whitehead's magnum opus) myself, though I once had a meeting at a professor's office who showed me a copy - he was a big fan of the work - it looked pretty hairy!

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