Xiaoli Liu

Xiaoli Liu

Philosopher, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Biography

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.


刘晓力,中国人民大学哲学院教授,北京大学哲学博士,2008年担任哈佛大学哲学系高级访问学者。刘晓力是全国科学哲学专业委员会主任,主要从事心灵哲学、数学哲学和科学哲学以及哲学与认知科学的交叉研究,近年来重点关注具身性认知和延展认知方向,现为中国人民大学哲学与认知科学跨学科交叉平台负责人及首席专家。她的著作包括:《理性的生命:哥德尔思想研究》、《认知科学对当代哲学的挑战》,主编《心灵与机器交响曲》、《心灵与认知》丛书等。自2007年以来,她主持了100期科学-社会-人文论坛。2003年,刘晓力与中国著名学者共同创办了“心灵与机器研讨会”,已连续举办17届年会。作为博古睿研究员中国中心研究员,刘晓力计划通过与心理学、神经科学、人工智能、艺术等领域学者的交流与合作,在具身性认知的视角下探讨认知科学哲学问题,特别围绕以下三个主题展开研究:知觉与行动,自我与主观性,情感与感受。