3rd WORLD CONGRESS ON
LOGIC AND RELIGION
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
November 4-8, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
Extended Deadline: May 31, 2022
Submission: EasyChair submission for WoCoLoR
Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2022
Important Note: New Postponement of the 3rd WoCoLoR
Months ago, we postponed our conference for a year, certain that by the end of 2021 the COVID-19 crisis would be under control. Unfortunately, the world is now witnessing new and more severe waves of the crisis. Given the current situation, we are obliged to postpone the 3rd WoCoLoR once again: it will now be held from 4 to 8 November 2022, during the Kartik Purnima festival. Please note that this does not change the submission process done so far: all accepted abstracts remain accepted for presentation at the congress.
The World Congress on Logic and Religion - WoCoLor
Although logic, a symbol of rationality, may appear to be opposed to religion, both have a long history of cooperation. Logical concepts and tools have always played important roles in the world's religious traditions; philosophical theology has provided many illustrious attempts to prove the existence of God. Nevertheless, it seems that as an academic field, the area of logic and religion has not yet been consolidated.
The purpose of the World Congress on Logic and Religion (WoCoLoR) series is to bridge this gap by providing a place where scholars from all fields, as well as theologians of all religions, can come together to hear from one another about the latest developments in the relationship between logic and religion, reason and faith, rational inquiry and divine revelation.
The 3rd World Congress on Logic and Religion - WoCoLoR will take place at the Banaras Hindu University, in Varanasi, India, November 8-12, 2021. We invite submissions of contributed papers on general topics related to Logic and Religion, including but not restricted to:
Arguments for and against God’s existence
Logic and the concept of God
Science and religion
Rationality and religious belief
Argumentation and reason in world religious traditions
Justiﬁcation in religious legal traditions
Non-classical logics and religion
Religion and history of logic
Abstracts must have a maximum of 600 words and be written in English according to our template; they must be submitted via Easychair by May 31, 2022 (note that prior registration with EasyChair is required). If the abstract is being submitted to a workshop (see below), the title of the workshop should be one of the keywords. Notification of acceptance will be released on June 10, 2022. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the congress.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings, which will be available during the congress. After the meeting authors will be invited to submit a complete version of their works, which will be peer-reviewed and published in a book and/or special issues of journals with publishers of international recognition. Peer-reviewed papers of previous WoCoLoR’s appeared as special issues of Logica Universalis (Springer), Sophia (Springer) and the Journal of Applied Logics (College Publications). For more details click here.
The following workshops will happen inside the 3rd WoCoLoR:
Mathematics and Religion: The Jesuits in China
City University of New York (USA)
The Logical Problem of Evil from a Paraconsistent Perspective
University of Campinas (Brazil)
The Jews and the Logic of the Trinity: Relative Identity, Modalism, The Social Trinity
Jerome (Yehuda) Gellman
Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
University of Oxford (UK)
The Navya-Nāya Analysis of Injunctions: the Perspective of Dynamic Deontic Logic
Fudan University (China)
Godel's Proof of the Existence of God (and El)
University of Turin (Italy)
Presumptive Acceptability, Defeasibility, and Classical Indian Natural Theology
University of Texas (USA)
On Leibniz's Vision of the (logical) Creation of the World
University of Osnabrueck (Germany)
Religion and the "Metaphysical Need"
University of Southampton (UK)
Ali Sadegh Daghighi
Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (Iran)
Enhanced Treatment of Basic Laws of Logic: From Gongsun Long and Later Mohist to Modern Logic
San Jose State University (USA)
Interreligious Theology and the Rationality of Dialogue
Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford (UK)
The Liberal Triangle of Shastri, Gokhale and Gandhi: early 20th Indian Thinking on Liberalism
Ashoka University (India)
Logical Pluralism or Logical Revisionism
San José State University (USA)
Early Bird (payment until September 8th, 2022)
150 USD Regular fee
80 USD Reduced fee (professors and researchers with annual income below 12,000 USD)
40 USD Graduate student fee
Late Registration (payment after September 8th, 2022, or on location)
300 USD Regular fee
160 USD Reduced fee (professors and researchers with annual income below 12,000 USD)
80 USD Graduate student fee
Online registration will be open from June 10, 2022.
Undergraduate students are exempt from the fee.
The fee can be paid on the spot either in American dollar, Euro or Indian Rupee.
If your annual income is above 1,200 USD but you still think that the reduced fee applies to you, then send an email to stating your reasons.
Note: This is not the definitive list, for submission remains open until May 31, 2021.
Ricardo Sousa Silvestre (co-chair), Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Arvind Kumar Singh (co-chair), Banaras Hindu University, India
Jean-Yves Beziau (co-chair), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arun Kumar (co-chair), Banaras Hindu University, India
Mihir Chakraborty, Jadavpur University, India
Marcin Trepczyński, University of Warsaw, Poland
Jens Lemanski, University of Hagen, Germany
Fabio Bertato, University of Campinas, Brazil
Francisco de Assis Mariano, Boston College, USA
Musa Akrami, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Stanisław Krajewski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Newton da Costa, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gianfranco Basti, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican
Christoph Benzmüller, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Dov Gabbay, King's College London, UK
Benedikt Paul Göcke, Oxford University, UK
Agnaldo Cuoco Portugal, University of Brasília, Brazil
Basil Lourie, University of the Aerospace Instrumentation, Russia
Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University, EUA
Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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