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1-5 April 2015, 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Date: 1-5 April 2015
Location: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Logic can be understood in different ways. The word "logic" has four basic meanings: reasoning, science, language and relation. Religion is also "relational", it can be viewed as the connection between human beings with life, reality, divinity. Logic, symbol of rationality, may appear as opposed to religion belief-oriented.

But logic and religion are intertwinned in many ways. Theo-logy is the science of god. It includes some proofs of the existence of god ranging from Anselm to Gödel. Moreover in the Bible the logos is assimilated to God and this has been repercuted in occidental philosophy in different ways by philosophers such as Leibniz or Hegel. A religion like Buddhism is also strongly connected to reasoning as well as Islam and many others.

This will be the first world congress on logic and religion. Relations between logic in all its dimensions - philosophical, mathematical, computational, linguistical - and the the different religions will be examined.

For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/logic-and-religion.html

To submit a contribution send a one page abstract before November 15 2014. All talks dealing with the relation between logic and religion are welcome. 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.

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