Great Graphic Non-Fiction about Philosophers

I am a big fan of the Graphic Non-Fiction genre. I love the condensed versions of books with well drawn illustrations. The points of the books seem to get to me sooner and deeper. I just want to share a few of my favorites with you in a few posts. The first will be two books about Philosophers.Enjoy!

by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou and Artist Alecos Papadatos, 2010-Bloomsbury USA, New York.

This was a New York Times best seller that was inspired by the quest for the Foundations of Mathematics.

The web site summarizes the book:
“The role of narrator is given to the most eloquent and spirited of the story’s protagonists, the great logician, philosopher and pacifist Bertrand Russell. It is through his eyes that the plights of such great thinkers as Frege, Hilbert, Poincaré, Wittgenstein and Gödel come to life, and through his own passionate involvement in the quest that the various narrative strands come together.”

Action Philosophers!
By Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Ryan Dunlavey, 2009 Evil Twin Comics, Brooklyn, NY

The web site summarizes the book:
“Action Philosophers is the award-winning, critically praised comic book series detailing the lives and thoughts of history’s A-list brain trust in a hip and humorous way that proves that philosophy can be for everyone!”

Yes, it really is fun to read… from Plato to Derrida!


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