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4th WORLD CONGRESS ON LOGIC AND RELIGION

Sinaia, Romania

September 3-8, 2023

WORKSHOP

Argumentation in World Religious Traditions, including Legal Traditions

Organiser: Agnieszka Rostalska, Ghent University

Keynote Speaker: Douglas L. Berger, Leiden University

 

Formalized approaches to philosophical argumentation, conducted in specific genres of debate, were developed in most World Religious Traditions, and are not at all exclusively distinctive of “Western” philosophical disputation.

This workshop, part of the 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion, explores cross-cultural perspectives on argumentation, specifically, those that governed how different traditions engaged in philosophical debates.

Suggested topics include - but are not limited to - the following:

The participants will inquire into how the relations between logic and religion are supported by rational inquiry. They will scrupulously examine a wide range of arguments postulated by philosophers and logicians.

Papers with comparative and/or cross-cultural components are particularly welcome.

SCHEDULE

Friday (September 8)

Room A

Chairing: Agnieszka Rostalska

14:30-14:45 – Introduction
14:45-15:30 – KEYNOTE: Douglas L. Berger: Logic, Experience and Awakening: Continuities in Buddhist Thought and Pesctice
15:30-16:00 – Monika Nowakowska: The order of arguments in the early Vedic exegetical tradition and the role of polysemy
16:00-16:30 – Ryushin Sudo: Conflict between Scripture and Inference in Argumentation: A Comparison of Nyāya and Mādhva-Vedānta in Medieval India
16:30-17:00 – Coffee break
17:00-17:30 – Agnieszka Rostalska: How not to Argue? A Disagreement on Ancient Indian Methods of Argumentation
17:30-18:00 – Anand Jayprakash Vaidya: On the Role of Argumentation in Certification
18:00-18:15 – Discussion

Keynote Speakers


Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne

University of Oxford

The Consistency of the Concept of God

Eleonore Stump

Eleonore Stump

Saint Louis University

Paradox and Human Flourishing: the Special Case in Ecclesiastes

Mircea Dumitru

Mircea Dumitru

University of Bucharest

Gödel’s
Ontological
Argument

Franziska Kohlt

Franziska Kohlt

University of Leeds,
University of Southern California

Lewis Carroll's
Logic and Religion

Douglas L. Berger

Douglas L. Berger

Leiden University

Logic, Experience and Awakening: Continuities in Buddhist Thought and Pesctice

Kordula Swietorzecka

Kordula Świętorzecka

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

How to Merge the Anselmian and Cartesian Ontological Arguments. New Formalized Synthesis

Matthias Kossler

Matthias Kossler

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, President of the Schopenhauer Society

Is knowledge made of a harder material than faith? Mythos and Logos in Schopenhauer

Gerhard Seel

Gerhard Seel

University of Bern

About Kant's Unique Possible
Foundation of a Demonstration
of the Existence of God

Antonios Kalogerakis

Antonios Kalogerakis

Orthodox Academy of Crete

Face-to-Face: Exploring a Path of Reconciliation Inside the Nature

Organisers

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

The supporting co-organizer of this event is Ian Ramsey Centre (Oxford University).

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

Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska

Katarzyna
Gan-Krzywoszyńska

member

Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode

Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode

member

Programme

The programme of the congress is available here: 4WOCOLOR Programme

The Congress consists of 8 thematic workshops and a general session. Every day (except Sunday) the meetings start at 9.00 a.m. (local time).

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.

Practical details

Your presentation

Every contributing speaker will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Please prepare your presentations in a communicative way.

Getting a visa

Learn about visas here: https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

Apply for e-visa: https://eviza.mae.ro

Getting to Sinaia

To get to Sinaia from Henri Coanda International Airport (Bucarest - OTP) you can use the following instruction: (click here)

To get to Sinaia from Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport (Brasov, GHV) you can use the following instruction: (click here)

To organize your trip from the airport to Sinaia and back, send your dates of arrival and departure, name of the airport and flight number and where you are coming from to Daniel Molto: D.Molto@sussex.ac.uk

Hotels

WoCoLoR 4 will take place at the Palace Hotel in Sinaia, Romania https://hotelpalacesinaia.ro/

This is where the lectures will be presented and where keynote speakers and organisers will stay.

We encourage contributing speakers also to stay in this classy hotel. The special price for the event is 90 EUR for a single room, 96 EUR for a double room, in both cases with breakfast included.

To book your room write to Elisa Nicolaescu: office@palacesinaia.ro putting in the subject line of your email: WoCoLoR4 - Contributing Speaker; in the body of the email specify in particular your dates of departure and arrival.

The event will start Sept 3 and will end Sept 8 in the evening. We therefore recommand arrival on Sept 3 and departure on Sept 9. The Palace Hotel is securing 80 rooms for contributing speakers until July 20. The rooms will be attributed on the first come first served basis.

Weather in Sinaia

The weather in Sinaia can be really cold even at the beginning of September. Please bring some warm clothing.

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Fees

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Contact Us

Logic and Religion Association

3 Krakowskie Przedmiescie Str, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

lara@logicandreligion.com

The congress is co-financed by the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford as a part of the project New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) funded by the John Templeton Foundation.