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16 September 2014, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Prof. Dr. Fenrong Liu

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Fenrong Liu
Title: Do we reason alike? A logical reflection on the encounters between Chinese and Western traditions
Date: Tuesday 16 September 2014
Time: 18:00-19:30
Location: Common room, Amsterdam University College, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

Do Chinese and Westerners think and reason very differently, or do we think alike after all? How has communication between us been possible throughout history? In her talk Prof. Dr. Fenrong Liu of the University of Amsterdam and Tsinghua University will take the logical stance, introduce Chinese ancient logic, and explain how this indigenous tradition engaged with Western ideas from the 17th century onward. Prof. Dr. Fenrong Liu will illustrate how we can discuss the similarities and differences between our two traditions in a meaningful way.

Reference:F. Liu, J.Seligman and J.Zhai, eds, Handbook of Logical Thought in China, Springer, to appear.

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