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Topic: [HM] International Conference on Logic, Navya-Nyaya and Applications:
Calcutta, January 2007

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Benedikt Loewe

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[HM] International Conference on Logic, Navya-Nyaya and Applications:
Calcutta, January 2007

Posted: Apr 14, 2006 3:13 AM
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A homage to Bimal Krishna Matilal

Calcutta, West Bengal (India)
January 3-6, 2007

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.


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

With the best wishes,

Mihir Kr. Chakraborty
Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta, INDIA

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