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Apostolos Doxiadis

Autor(a) de Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

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Image credit: Apostolos Doxiadis, author of "Logicomix" and "Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture". Image, by permission, from Mr. Doxioadis' WebSite at http://www.apostolosdoxiadis.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl...

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Rated "Indifferent" in our old book database.
 
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villemezbrown | 102 outras críticas | Jan 6, 2024 |
7/10
Grand in scope but let down in part by the medium and some baffling decisions by the creators, Logicomix is still a fascinating read.
I've always loved it when serious topics are explored visually, whether in animation or books - but Logicomix overextends and underextends itself in turn. At the altar of brevity and mass appeal, it sacrifices accuracy, but this wouldn't have mattered so much if the crucial details covered were at the least in-depth, which they were sadly not.
A case in point is that Apostolos mentions Godel, Wittgenstein, Hilbert, von Neumann, and other giants, but he annoyingly glosses over their contributions. The book also repeatedly jumps out and into Athens or the 'real world' instead of the comic world to explain some of its decisions to the reader - but this breaking the fourth wall is only partially effective since its novelty wears off quickly. It is utilized to excellent effect only near the end.
Where the book shines the most is letting its audience know, through comics, about Godel's incompleteness theorem of the first and second-order, Russell's paradox, and Wittgenstein's metaphysical theories - a sentence I could not imagine writing a day ago. And that fact alone is worth most, in not all of, the acclaim.
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SidKhanooja | 102 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2023 |
Plus un 3,5 pour moi . La premiere partie du livre est excellente , le côté humain de Russell aide à "dédramatiser " la complexité de son travail dans le domaine de la logique .
J'ai beaucoup moins aimé la fin . Trop "sèche " avec beaucoup d'interventions des dessinateurs ( pages entières pour illustrer l'ambiance dans le bureau des créateurs de la bd ...j'aurais pu facilement m'en passer )
Le carnet de note clôture la bd sur un belle note avec des présentations/résumé de la vies des personnalités (et notions importantes ) qui apparaissent dans la bd .
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MikadoRa | 102 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2023 |
Oh, this was wonderful. I've long been a fan of Bertrand Russell, and it was great to read something written so well about his life and ideas, and the ideas of those around him. Yes, some elements were fictionalized, but I think the creative team still had a good grip on Russell's personality. I was very impressed.
 
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SwitchKnitter | 102 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2021 |

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Alecos Papadatos Character design and drawings
Anne Bardy Visual research and lettering
Scott Russo Cover designer
Ettore Capriolo Translator
Peter Out Translator
Reija Tanninen Translator

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