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4th WORLD CONGRESS ON LOGIC AND RELIGION

Sinaia, Romania

September 3-8, 2023

General Session

SCHEDULE

Monday (September 4)

Room B

Chairing: Ricardo Silvestre

10:00-10:30 – Simone Luigi Migliaro: The Problem of Future Contingents and Divine Foreknowledge in John Aurifaber
10:30-11:00 – Vladan Djordjevic: 20 Particles and Their Mother
11:00-11:15 – Coffee break
11:15-11:45 – Anna Wójtowicz, Krzysztof Wójtowicz: God’s omniscience, Newcomb's Paradox and probability of conditionals
11:45-12:15 – Jason Cronbach Van Boom: Antilogisms and Antinomies: Comparing the Role of Contradiction in Christine Ladd-Franklin’s Theory of Deductive Reasoning and Semyon Frank’s Theory of Mystical Discourse
12:15-12:45 – Berel Dov Lerner: Empirical arguments for God in the Hebrew Scriptures

Room B

Chairing: Christopher Ryan

15:15-15:45 – Gaell Guibert, Benoit Sauzay: Purely Formal Apocalypses?
15:45-16:15 – Antoni Źrebiec: Logical Concept or Religious Conversion: The Notion of Analysis in Pseudo-Dionysius, Eriugena, and Hugh of Saint-Victor
16:45-17:00 – Coffe break
17:00-17:30 – Slawomir Sztajer: The Rise and Fall of Logical Positivism: A Critical Examination of its Approach to Religious Language
17:30-18:00 – Mohamed Almisbkawy: The difference in the creation principle between Islamic religion and Greek mythology and its impact on the relationship between Arabic logic and Aristotelian logic

Tuesday (September 5)

Room B

Chairing: Ioannis Vandoulakis

16:15-16:30 – Coffe break
16:30-17:00 – Gabriel Ciobanu: A Graceful Integration of the Finite with the Infinite of Heavens
17:00-17:30 – Alessio Moretti: Pascalian Infinite "Simpletic Poly-Numbers" and the Creation Ex Nihilo

Thursday (September 7)

Room A

Chairing: Anand Jayprakash Vaidya

14:30-15:00 – Matti Pulli: Beauty Reveals Truth and Goodness
15:00-15:30 – Igor Martinjak: The Privation Theory of Evil and Logical Realism: How things really are when they are in privation of something?
15:30-16:00 – Maurício Vieira Kritz: Science or Religion? — Similitudes and Dissimilitudes
16:00-16:15 – Coffee break
16:15-16:45 – Mieszko Tałasiewicz: Free will, determinism and God's omniscience
16:45-17:00 – Coffe break
17:00-17:45 – KEYNOTE: Eleonore Stump: Paradox and Human Flourishing: the Special Case in Ecclesiastes

Friday (September 8)

Room A

Chairing: Jason Cronbach Van Boom

09:00-09:45 – KEYNOTE: Gerhard Seel: About Kant's Unique Possible Foundation of a Demonstration of the Existence of God
09:45-10:15 – Tatiana Barkovskiy: Marguerite Porete on the dualism of good and evil
10:15-10:45 – Wiesna Mond: The universal symbol of the cross as the sign of balancing opposites and generating order. A comparative study.
10:45-11:15 – Andrew Pinsent, Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode: New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Motivations and Results
11:15-11:30 – Coffe break
11:30-12:00 – Ruxandra Vulcan: Symbolism and Protestant Academy
12:00-12:30 – CP Hertogh: Anselmian Ontological Argument Reconsidered as a Religious Thought Experiment

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.