MATHEMATICS AND RELIGION - 3rd WORLD CONGRESS ON LOGIC AND RELIGION

November 8, 2020 - November 12, 2020
Banaras Hindu University

Vāranāsi
India

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MATHEMATICS AND RELIGON While mathematics and theology seem to be opposite to each other and mathematical rationality seems to have nothing in common with religious faith one can search for mutual influences and inspirations. What were historical convergences? Can mathematics help theologians? Can more advanced mathematics be more helpful? Is infinity a common point? Can we detect religious origins of mathematical concepts? Is religious language present in the kitchen of mathematics? Some outstanding mathematicians were very religious: was that helpful in their research work?

There have been attempts to argue for the answer "Yes" to each of these questions. One can also argue against. These problems and related ones, including the influence of Indian and Chinese religious traditions on the development of mathematics in the respective cultures, will be addressed during the workshop "Mathematics and Religion", which will be part of WoCoLoR 2020.

We invite submissions of contributed papers on topics including but not restricted to:

• Religious sources of mathematical concepts • Theological motives in mathematics • Mathematical models in theology • Mathematical motives in religious discourse • Infinity in mathematics and infinity in theology • Important mathematicians who were religiously involved

Abstracts must have a maximum of 600 words and be written in English according to our template; they must be submitted via Easychair (note that prior registration with EasyChair is required) by May 31.

In the submission, among the keywords there should be "Mathematics and Religion". At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the congress. If the coronavirus crisis forces us to postpone the congress, the accepted submissions will remain valid. Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts which will be available during the congress. After the conference the authors will be invited to submit a complete version of their works; they will be peer-reviewed and published in a book and/or special issues of internationally recognized journals. 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, click here.

CHAIRS • Stanisław Krajewski, University of Warsaw, Poland • Fabio Bertato, University of Campinas, Brazil

KEYNOTE SPEAKER • Joseph Dauben, City University of New York, USA 

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