A Fertile Relationship
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 intertwined 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 reflceted 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.
Aim of the Event
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.
There will be famous invited speakers to deal with this variety of topics and contributing speakers are welcome to join the event - see the call for paper.
The event is organized by the Federal University of Campina Grande UFCG, the Federal University of Paraiba UFPB and University of Brazil UFRJ, as part of a project of applications of logic to philosophy of religion of the Brazilan Research Council CNPq. It will happen in João Pessoa, North-East of Brazil.