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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

Eriko Kennedy
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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: 12:45 Log-in recommended. Zoom events will be locked at 1:10 pm, due to library security policy. After the event is locked, entry into the event will not be possible. It is therefore important that you log into each event on time. To request Sign Language Interpretation, Closed Caption or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email with three business days’ notice A Partnership Between Little Falls Village & The Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries