UFPB, UFCG, UFRJ, UNICAMP, Universal Logic
 
This will be the first world congress on logic and religion. Relations between logic in all its dimensions - philosophical, mathematical, computational, linguistical - and the different religions will be examined. 
 
Organized by: UFPB, UFCG, UFRJ, UNICAMP, Universal Logic 
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st November 2014 
 
To submit a contribution send a one page abstract to: logicandreligion@gmail.com, before November 1st 2014 (notification November 15 2014). All talks dealing with the relation between logic and religion are welcome, in particular those falling into the categories below. Peer-reviewed papers will be published after the congress in a book and/or a special issue of a journal with publishers of international recognition. 
 
LOGIC AND THE MAIN RELIGIONS
 
buddhism
christianism
talmudism
islamism
taoism
zoroastranism
hinduism
janaism
 
ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST GOD'S EXISTENCE
 
ontological arguments (Anselm, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, etc)
cosmological arguments
teological and design arguments
arguments from religious experiences 
arguments from evil 
foreknowledge and free-will 
divine hiddeness 
Gödel's proof and other formal proofs 
 
LOGIC AND BELIEF
 
doxastic logic
belief and truth
belief and knowledge
possible worlds 
agnosticism
skepticism
atheism
epistemic paradoxes
 
LOGIC AND THE CONCEPT OF GOD
 
perfection, eternity, infinity
holiness 
omnipotence, omniscience 
goodness 
pantheism 
compossibility of divine attributes
 
SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTUALIZATION AND RELIGION
 
evolution and creation 
life and death 
chance, causality, determinism
 
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INVITED SPEAKERS
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Richard Swinburne (Oxford University): Probabilistic Arguments for the Existence of God
Newton da Costa (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil): Is God Paraconsistent?
Dov Gabbay (King's College, London): Talmudic Logic
Purushottama Bilimoria (Denkin University and Melbourne University, Australia): Induction, Negation, Nothingness in Nyaya-Mimamsa
Christoph Benzmüller (Free University of Berlin, Germany): Gödel's proof of existence of God revisited 
Jean-Pierre Desclés (Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France): Logical Analysis of Exodus 3.14
Gianfranco Basti (Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican): Logos and Christianism
Jean-Michel Kantor (University Denis Diderot-Paris7, France): God and Infinity
Marie-Hélène Gorisse (University of Ghent, Belgium): Logic and the rational legitimization of religious claims in Jainism
Miray Yazgan (University of Istanbul, Turkey): Jain Logic
Musa Akrami (Islamic Azad University, Iran): Logic in Islamic and Medieval Islamic World
Razvan Diaconuscu (Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy): The Logical Nature of the Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism
Srecko Kovac (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Kant and the Ontological Proof
Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Stanford University, USA): The Logic of Zoroastrian Dualism
Benedikt Paul Göcke (Bochum University, Germany and Oxford University, UK): Creation, Chance and Modal Realism
 
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Ricardo Silvestre (Co-Chair), Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Itala D'Ottaviano (Co-Chair), UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
Giovanni da Silva de Queiroz (Co-Chair), Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Cândida Jaci de Sousa Melo (Co-Chair), Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Jean-Yves Béziau (Co-Chair), UFRJ-CNPq, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Daniel Durante, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Maria Lewtchuk Espindola, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Tâmara Mirely Silveira, State University of Paraíba, Brazil
Frank Sautter, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
 
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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
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Fabio Bertato, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
Frode Bjørdal, UFRN, Brazil and University of Oslo, Norway
Walter Carnielli, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
Jonardon Ganeri, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Brendan Gillon, McGill University, Canada
Laurent Lafforgue, IHÉS, Bures-sur-Yvette, France
Philip Larrey, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican
Dilip Loundo, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Fabien Schang, Moscow State University, Russia
Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University, USA
Agnaldo Cuoco Portugal, University of Brasília, Brazil
Flavio Augusto Senra Ribeiro, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rob van der Sandt, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, San José State University, USA
Daniel Vanderveken, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

 


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