Xiaoli Liu

Xiaoli Liu

Philosopher, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow


Liu Xiaoli is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Renmin University of China. She received her Ph.D. from Peking University and served as a senior visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University in 2008. As the Director of China’s National Committee for Philosophy of Science, her major research interests include philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, and interdisciplinary research between philosophy and cognitive science. In recent years, she has focused on issues related to embodied cognition and extended cognition, and she chairs Renmin University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Philosophy and Cognitive Science Her books include The Life of Reason: A Study of Godel’s Thought, The Challenge of Cognitive Science to Contemporary Philosophy, and the Editorial Editor of the Mind and Machine Symphony and Mind and Cognition series. Since 2007, she has chaired 100 sessions of the Science-Society-Humanities Forum. In 2003, Dr. Liu co-founded the Mind and Machine Symposium with renowned Chinese scholars, which has held 17 annual meetings in a row.

As a Berggruen China center fellow, Dr. Liu plans to explore issues in philosophy of cognitive science under the viewpoint of embodied cognition, in cooperation with scholars in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and arts. Her focus will be the following three themes: perception and action, self and subjectivity, emotion and feelings.