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CBRIII Maneuver #12 – Logicomix

Target: Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou’s Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

Profile: Graphic Novel, Philosophy, Nonfiction

Summary: From the inner cover, “This innovative graphic novel is based on the early life of the brilliant philosopher Bertrand Russell and his impassioned pursuit of truth.  Haunted by family secrets and unable to quell his youthful curiosity, Russell became obsessed with a Promethean goal: to establish the logical foundations of all mathematics.  In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert, and Kurt Gödel, and finds a passionate student in the great Ludwig Wittgenstein.  But the object of his defining quest continues to loom before him.  Through love and hate, peace and war, Russell persists in the dogged mission that threatened to claim both his career and his personal happiness, finally driving him to the brink of insanity.

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