This new Lecture Series is named after Jin Yuelin (in Chinese: 金岳霖), a pioneering philosopher and logician in China. After his study at Columbia University in the United States, he established the department of philosophy at Tsinghua University in 1926, where he started teaching modern logic for the first time in China, while engaging in deep encounters between modern and Chinese philosophy. Jun Yuelin’s personality and ideas have had a continuing impact on logicians and philosophers in China right until today. Well-known scholars will be invited to visit Tsinghua to give these lectures annually, interacting with students and researchers at the interface of logic and philosophy, broadly conceived.
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Lecturer: Joseph Y. Halpern (Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University)
Lecturer: John Perry (Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University and UC Berkeley)
Time: 19:30-21:00， 2015 Oct. 17
Place: Zheng Yutong Hall （郑裕彤讲堂）
Title: The Great Detour