Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Bertrand Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents; it was this desire for knowledge of his own history that drove his lifelong pursuit of truth, clarity and resolve. As a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with which to describe the world without bias or slippages of the written word. Ultimately, he found considerable success but his career was outmatched by his brilliant young student, Ludwig Wittgenstein.
An insightful and complexly layered narrative, “Logicomix” reveals both Russell’s inner struggle and the quest for the foundations of logic. At its heart is a story about the conflict between pure reason and the persistent flaws of reality, a narrative populated by great and august thinkers, young lovers, ghosts and insanity.
No. of Pages: 352
Dimensions: 237 × 170 mm
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing