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2017 Events

UPAEP, Puebla UPAEP Campus Mural
Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Puebla, Mexico)


"Foro de Educación, Ciencia y Religión. Mirando al Futuro", UPAEP, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Puebla, Mexico), February 8-10, 2017

La Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), la Sociedad Internacional en Ciencia y Religión (ISSR), la Fundación Diálogo entre Ciencia y Religión (DeCyR, La Plata, Argentina) y el Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Religión de la UPAEP (CECIR) invitan al Encuentro Internacional Educación, Ciencia y Religión mirando al futuro (XVI Encuentro Internacional de Centros de Cultura de la UPAEP y IX Congreso Latinoamericano en Ciencia y Religión). 

Sobre la base de las grandes preguntas de la ciencia y la religión, se compartirán experiencias y propuestas educativas sobre este diálogo, sobre su función social y sobre las perspectivas que se abren en el debate actual ante las innovaciones tecno­científicas más influyentes. 

En el Encuentro se discutirá sobre el diálogo entre ciencia y religión en la perspectiva educativa como un modo de afrontar los crecientes desafíos que plantean la ciencia y la tecnología a la sociedad y la cultura. La ciencia y la religión en diálogo puedan prestar un importante servicio frente a los retos éticos y culturales que se plantean al futuro de la humanidad.



See also the slides of the Seminar and of the Lecture, with the relative Bibliography given by Prof. Basti of PUL in occasion of the Puebla Conference in the page Courses/Puebla of this site. Go to the Page

2016 Events

CEPOS Conference: "Science, Philosophy, and Religious Commitment"
St. Thomas University, St. Paul Campus, Minneapolis, USA
June 26-28, 2016

The aim of this conference is to cultivate sober perspective and insight into the history and current state of engagement with philosophy of science among Catholic intellectuals with an eye to "What now?" sorts of questions. We hope to begin to articulate, explore, and evaluate a variety of approaches to philosophy of science present in Catholic thought over the last 150 years (roughly from John Henry Newman to the present). These approaches include explicit philosophies of science, as well as ones implicit in and shaping theological work, hierarchical church documents and actions, and evaluations of the relevance of the special sciences to metaphysics, philosophy of nature, and theology.

The conference is interested to explore a broad range of issues, approaches, and figures and aims to cultivate productive cross-fertilization, collaboration, and exploration among philosophers, theologians, and scientists today.


2015 Events

IUC-2015 Conference
San Paolo 2015 Conference

IUC-2015. Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy
Dubrovnik (Croatia), 26-28 March, 2015.

Conference organizers:

Gianfranco Basti, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City

Grzegorz Bugajak, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland

Johannes Czermak, University of Salzburg, Austria

Filip Grgić, Institut za filozofiju Zagreb, Croatia

Srećko Kovač, Institut za filozofiju Zagreb, Croatia

Edward Nieznanski, Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland

Kordula Świętorzecka, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland

Berislav Žarnić, University of Split, Croatia

Conference description:

The general subject of the Conference is problems of philosophical ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind that are formulated or solved using formal methods (as defined in logic, mathematics, formal linguistics, theoretical computer science, information science, AI), including possible references to the results of natural and social sciences.

The following special topics will be addressed:

- Use of formal methods in philosophy,

- Philosophical analysis of scientific notions (natural law, matter, change, cause, chance, time, space, uncertainty, quantum phenomena, probability, etc.),

- Philosophical analysis of scientific methods (formalisms, rationality, values, norms, etc.),

- Role and use of scientific notions and methods in philosophy (formal systems in philosophy, critical analysis, systematic philosophy, etc.)

A special session will be devoted to Gödel's ontological proof: reconstructions of the Gödelian idea of the ontological proof on the ground of formalized ontological theories within which the argument is philosophically acceptable. The formalisms are inspired by Gödel’s philosophical views, in connection with some conceptions of classical and modern philosophy (Anselm of Canterbury, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz), and confronted with usual objections related to ontological arguments. This session is organized within the framework of the international research project Gödel’s ontological argument: history, modifications, extensions, and controversies (2013/08/M/HS1/00439, goedelontologicalargument).

Other sessions are planned to be formed in connection with the topics of accepted talks.

Keynote speakers:

Paul Weingartner, University of Salzburg, Austria

André Fuhrmann, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Kordula Świętorzecka:

Srećko Kovač:

Basic Information:

Working language: English

First International Conference on Logic and Religion
San Paolo (Brazil), 1-5 April, 2015

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.

Invited Speakers

Newton da Costa Dpt of Philosophy, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dov Gabbay King's College, London, UK, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and University of Luxembourg
Marie-Hélène Gorisse Ghent Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Ghent, Belgium
Richard Swinburne University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina Stanford University, USA
Christoph Benzmüller Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Purushottama Bilimoria Denkin University and Melbourne University, Australia
Miray Yazgan University of Istanbul, Turkey
Gianfranco Basti Dpt of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
Musa Akrami Islamic Azad University, Science and
Research Branch of Tehran, Iran
Srecko Kovac University of Zagreb, Croatia
Jean-Michel Kantor University Denis Diderot- Paris7, France
Razvan Diaconescu Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy (IMAR)
Daniel von Wachter International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein
Jean-Pierre Desclés LaLIC-STIH, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France
Benedikt Paul Göcke Bochum University, Germany and Oxford University, UK