Dear Colleague,

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:

Speaker: Andrew 
Pinsent<> (The 
University of Oxford, UK).
Chair: Fábio 
(UNICAMP, Brazil).

Please, register in advance:

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
LARA Secretary<>

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