LINGUIST List 33.2228
Thu Jul 07 2022
Confs: Cognitive Science/USA
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
Francisco de Assis Mariano <assismariano
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Parables and Brains
Short Title: LARA
Date: 07-Jul-2022 - 07-Jul-2022
Location: Online, USA
Contact: Francisco de Assis Mariano
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://www.logicandreligion.com/webinars
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which will be held on July 7, 2022, at 4pm CET with the topic:
PARABLES AND BRAINS
Speaker: Andrew Pinsent (The University of Oxford, UK).
Chair: Fábio Bertato (UNICAMP, Brazil).
Please, register in advance: https://www.logicandreligion.com/webinars
Abstract: Why did Jesus teach so much in parables? These parables usually have clear explanations but why not simply teach the explanations, given the risk of misinterpretation? In this presentation, I share new insights from neuroscience that have highlighted the ancient distinction between knowledge and understanding (intellectus/nous), a distinction that is at the heart of so many challenges to Artificial Intelligence. I further argue that understanding is communicated in a privileged manner by means of metaphor and narrative. On this account, parables are not merely convenient but may be indispensable for offering the understanding upon which knowledge and wisdom are based.
Join us 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the session!
With best wishes,
Francisco de Assis Mariano
The University of Missouri-Columbia
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