Logicomix: An epic search for truth Apostolos Doxiadis氏 (著), Christos Papadimitriou氏 (著)  読んだ

概要
引用http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0117S8JSS?tag=kumakatsu-22&camp=243&creative=1615&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B0117S8JSS&adid=13FQC9FWCTZ7VTDCV3DD

商品の説明
内容紹介
This exceptional graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. 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 his most ambitious goal-to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics-continues to loom before him. Through love and hate, peace and war, Russell persists in the dogged mission that threatens to claim both his career and his personal happiness, finally driving him to the brink of insanity.

This story is at the same time a historical novel and an accessible explication of some of the biggest ideas of mathematics and modern philosophy. With rich characterizations and expressive, atmospheric artwork, the book spins the pursuit of these ideas into a highly satisfying tale.

Probing and ingeniously layered, the book throws light on Russell's inner struggles while setting them in the context of the timeless questions he spent his life trying to answer. At its heart, Logicomix is a story about the conflict between an ideal rationality and the unchanging, flawed fabric of reality.
著者について
Admitted to Columbia University when he was 15, Apostolos Doxiadis has studied mathematics at both undergraduate and graduate level. An internationally recognised expert on the subjects of mathematics and narrative, he has also worked in film and theatre, and is the author of the international bestseller Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture.

引用 終わり

感想
論理学者のラッセル氏が、フレーゲ氏、ヒルベルト氏、ホワイトヘッド氏、ゲーデル氏、カントール氏、ヴィトゲンシュタイン氏など、さまざまな有名な論理学者と会う話。

本書は、漫画をかいている人々と、その漫画の中の世界という、二重構造になっている。

論理学の19世紀から20世紀にかけての流れを、分かるので良い。