Invited Speakers: J van Benthem (Amsterdam), T K Sarkar (Calcutta), J Ganeri (Liverpool), B Pahi (Rajasthan), R Parikh (New York), R Ramanujam (Chennai), K Lodaya (Chennai), S Chakraborty (Mumbai), D Dubois (Toulouse), B Löwe (Amsterdam), W Hodges (London), P Pagliani (Rome), L Godo (Barcelona), H Sawamura (Niigata, Japan), J L Shaw (Wellington, New Zealand), J N Crossley (Sydney), E Pacuit (Amsterdam), J N Mohanty (Philadelphia), D D Mazumder (Calcutta), H N Gupta (Regina, Canada), P Char (Tirupati), A Chakraborti (Hawai'i), G Priest (Melbourne), V N Jha (Pune), P K Sen (Calcutta), C Ramprasad (Lancaster)
Logic originated as a branch of knowledge in ancient cultures like the Indian or Greek within the ambit of philosophy. In each culture investigations into the principles of valid inference (or logic) had been one of the main concerns of knowledge. In Greece it was in the form of syllogism while in India these were included within the Nyaya system. With the development of the Navya-Nyaya school in the fourteenth century, logic in India became relatively formal. In the West, logic continued to be a branch of philosophy until Leibniz and later Boole initiated a mathematical way of 'doing' logic.
Nowadays, modern logic is an important part of mathematics, computer science, philosophy and the study of language. It underlies the way we understand the modern digital world and is often underestimated. Issues in modern philosophical logic like those of ontological commitments, existence and truth are also addressed by Navya-Nyaya. This opens up the possibility of an interface between the approaches and conclusions of the different traditions.
This conference is meant to highlight the diversity of modern logic in different traditions: the Western and the Indian tradition. It is an homage to Bimal Krishna Matilal who was one of the few thinkers who devoted major part of his philosophical career to initiating meaningful dialogues between the philosophical traditions of the East and the West.
You are invited to submit papers and /or participate in the conference. Kindly circulate this announcement among potential participants.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Final Date of Submission: 31 August 2006 Acceptance: 31 October 2006
Extended Abstract: A4 size paper, within 5 pages, 1.5 line spacing, 12 size font, 1 inch margin (on all sides)
Full Paper: A4 size paper, within 12 pages, 1.5 line spacing, 12 size font, 1 inch margin (on all sides)
Online submission in PDF format only at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the best wishes,
Mihir Kr. Chakraborty Convener Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta, INDIA