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“The Birth of Rationality and the Roots of Our Civilization” with Pierre Larroque.
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Public Event of Interest
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1:00-2:30 PM
Stressed out by the craziness of our world? Come rediscover rationality with those who invented it! At the origins, women and men counted basically for trading stuff. Events and “the order of things” was derived from godly or royal/tyrannical edicts. Starting in about 570 BC, the Greeks questioned “the principles and reasons for all things divine and human”. This led to the birth of rational argumentation – the concept of proof and demonstrable truth – in human enquiries. A few intellectual giants - Pythagoras, Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius – developed logic and the use of reason as the bases for our civilization’s advances. Their construction of mathematics, and thus of logic and philosophy, still underpins our societies.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage.org/Rationality
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