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4th WORLD CONGRESS ON LOGIC AND RELIGION

Sinaia, Romania

September 3-8, 2023

WORKSHOP

Religious Symbolism and Symbolic Logic

Organizers:  Jean-Yves Beziau and  Caroline Pires Ting,   Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Keynote Speaker:  Franziska KohltUniversity of Leeds, UK and University of Southern California, USA,  "Lewis Carroll's Logic and Religion" 

On the one hand symbolism is important in most religions, on the other hand modern logic is often  characterized as symbolic.  This workshop, part of the 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion, explores the relation bewteen these two symbolic approaches. Suggested topics include - but are not limited to - the following:

  •  Boole's symbolic mathematical notation in logic and abstract religious notions  
  • Zoroastrianism's dualism, Pythagoras's table of opposites, Trinity Christian triangle, Islamic geometrical objects and the theory of oppositions
  • Yin/Yang and the notion of complementary contradiction
  •  the symbolism of the cross, crucifixion, negation and abnegation 
  • Venn symbolic logic, Venn diagrams and their application to understanding of religious phenomena
  • the universal quantifier and catholicism as a religion for all 
  • is the existential quantifier really symbolizing existence? 
  • Cabala symbolism and logic in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, deacon in the Church of England and symbolic logician
  • logical "interpretation" of Gödel's proof of the existence of God in symbolic logic

Submit a one page abstract by May 31st to:  jyb.logos@gmail.com

After the event full papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Logica Universalis  or  in a book of the series Studies in Universal Logic

Keynote Speakers


Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne

University of Oxford

Eleonore Stump

Eleonore Stump

Saint Louis University

Anne-Françoise Schmid

Anne-Françoise Schmid

Mines Paris-Tech

Mircea Dumitru

Mircea Dumitru

University of Bucharest

Franziska Kohlt

Franziska Kohlt

University of Leeds,
University of Southern California

Douglas L. Berger

Douglas L. Berger

Leiden University

Kordula Swietorzecka

Kordula Świętorzecka

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

Matthias Kossler

Matthias Kossler

Johannes Gutenberg
University Mainz

Miray Yazgan

Miray Yazgan

Bahcesehir Cyprus University

Organizers

The institutional organizer of 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion is the Logic and Religion Association.

The supporting co-organizers of this event are Ian Ramsey Centre (Oxford University) and the University of Bucharest.

Organizing Committee


Jean-Yves Beziau

Jean-Yves Beziau

chair

Razvan Diaconescu

Razvan Diaconescu

co-chair

Ricardo Sousa Silvestre

Ricardo Sousa Silvestre

member

Francisco de Assis Mariano

Francisco de Assis Mariano

member

Agnieszka Rostalska

Agnieszka Rostalska

member

Marcin Trepczyński

Marcin Trepczyński

member

Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode

Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode

member

Program

The final program will be published shortly before the event.

The papers will be divided into independent workshops, thematic sessions and the general session.

Venue

The conference will be held in the Hotel Palace (hotelpalacesinaia.ro), one of the most famous hotels in Sinaia, Romania.

The sessions will take place in the conference halls.

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Fees

Contact Us

Logic and Religion Association

3 Krakowskie Przedmiescie Str, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

lara@logicandreligion.com