Monday, September 28, 2009

Bertie Russell, action hero

"Well, this is unexpected"...

No kidding! — "a comic book about the quest for logical certainty in mathematics.... The story proper opens on Sept. 4, 1939, three days after the Nazi invasion of Poland. Bertrand Russell is giving a public lecture at an American university on the role of logic in human affairs. Angry isolationists in the audience challenge Russell to explain how logic could justify participating in a world war. Ah, he responds, but what is logic? In a series of flashbacks, Russell recounts his epic struggle with that question..."

Great! Keep 'em coming, Logicomix!

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