Ibn Sina and Bolzano: Two Contingent Arguments
Kordula Świętorzecka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University In Warsaw), Michał Pawłowski, Bartosz Wesół, Kordula Swietorzecka

June 9, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am
Department of Philosophy, The University of Missouri-Columbia

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You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which will be held on Jun 9, 2022, at 4pm CET with the topic:

IBN SINA & BOLZANO: TWO CONTINGENT ARGUMENTS

SpeakerKordula Świętorzecka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland) and Michał Pawłowski and Bartosz Wesół (University of Warsaw, Poland).

ChairMarcin Trepczyński (University of Warsaw, Poland).

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Abstract: In 2014, Petr Dvořák put forward a hypothesis about structural convergence of two cosmological arguments: by Avicenna and Bolzano. Indeed, both arguments are based on the notion of the whole (totum) of all contingent/conditioned individuals, different from the notion of the classical set containing them. However, the authors differ in their attitude to the impossibility of regress ad infinitum. Our goal is to reconstruct Avicenna's argument on the basis of modern unitary theory of sets and individuals and compare this reconstruction with the Bolzano’s argument already expressed in the same formal frame. The lecture will be followed by the talk "God and Timeless Cognition", by Michał Pawłowski and Bartosz Wesół, the winners of the second Kurt Gödel Award 2021.

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Francisco de Assis Mariano

The University of Missouri-Columbia

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