Apostolos Doxiadis

Apostolos will speak at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford, 6 March, 2011

From Blackwell’s website:

Sunday 6th March, 6pm – 7.30pm
Blackwell Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford
Tickets: £2

We are thrilled to announce an event with Apostolos Doxiadis taking place on Sunday 6th March from 6pm to 7.30pm. In his talk entitled “Modern Quest Myths: From Numbers to Stories”, Apostolos Doxiadis will speak about his books Uncle Petros and Golbach’s Conjecture and Logicomix, as an introduction to a discussion about their theme and forms. Given the concurrent thematic concerns of Doxiadis’ books and his personal ventures into the relationship of mathematics to narrative and the topic of narrative intelligence, it seems fitting that his talk will engage with how the modern quest is mythologised in both mathematics and literature, showing they are connected and mutually dependant.

In both books Doxiadis uses the compelling narratives of two men’s lives, tracing their heroic successes and human frailties, in order to introduce and explore some of the biggest ideas of mathematics and modern philosophy

Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. Tel: 01865 333623.

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