Welcome to the ILC
The Institute of Logic and Cognition (ILC) at Sun Yat-Sen University is a Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences supported by the Ministry of Education of China. The ILC is dedicated to exploring the intersection between logic and cognitive sciences, and promoting both theoretical and empirical study of logic, cognition, communication and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on diverse methods and approaches from philosophy, computer science, mathematics, psychology, linguistics and anthropology.
The ILC carries out research projects on philosophical logic, mathematic logic, informal logic, history and philosophy of logic, logic and culture, as well as applied logic in artificial intelligence, cognitive modeling, and legal reasoning.
The ILC provides education in logic at all graduate levels: masters, doctoral and post-doctoral. As the only key base in the discipline of logic selected by the Ministry of Education, the ILC serves as a major institution for training logicians in China.