[INDOLOGY] CFP: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Logic, 3rd World Congress of Logic and Religion

Agnieszka Rostalska Agnieszka.Rostalska at ugent.be
Mon Aug 8 15:17:22 UTC 2022

CFP: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Logic, 3rd World Congress on Logic and

Submission deadline: August 15, 2022

Conference dates: November 4, 2022 - November 8, 2022
Hosted by: IIT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Keynote speakers: Purushottama Bilimoria (Uni Melbourne, San Francisco
State Uni, RUDN University), Sachchidananda Mishra (ICPR, BHU Varanasi)


The aim of this workshop is to explore the philosophical and logical
aspects pertaining to religion coming from the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain
perspectives. The participants will inquire into how the relations between
logic and religion are supported by rational inquiry on religious matters.
They will scrupulously examine a wide range of arguments postulated by
Indian philosophers, logicians, and theologians. The main themes will
center around: the doctrine of karma and the related concepts of suffering,
accumulation of merits, and detachment, the belief in an afterlife,
rebirth, and/or liberation, the main arguments for the existence and
non-existence of a permanent self, and the disputes between the theists and
atheists over the existence of the divine realm(s) and God.

We invite submissions of contributed papers on topics related to these
questions, including but not restricted to:


   Philosophico-logical arguments for the possibility of liberation and

   Retributive dimension of the doctrine of karma.

   Logic and the concept of God, especially the arguments for and against
   the existence of God.

   Theism and Atheism in the Indian religious-philosophical traditions.

   Arguments for the existence and persistence of a self.

   Ethical implications of religious beliefs.

Paper proposals drawing upon original sources written in classical Indian
languages (Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit) and papers with comparative and/or
cross-cultural components are particularly welcome.

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). In the submission, one of
the keywords must be *"Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Logic"*. At least
one author of each accepted paper must register for the congress.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings, which
will be available during the congress. After the meeting authors will be
invited to submit a complete version of their works, which will be
peer-reviewed and published in a book and/or special issues of journals
with publishers of international recognition. Peer-reviewed papers of
previous WoCoLoR’s appeared as special issues of Logica Universalis
(Springer), Sophia (Springer) and the Journal of Applied Logics (College

Kind regards,
Agnieszka Rostalska

*Dr. Agnieszka Rostalska*

Department of Languages and Cultures (India)

SANGH – South Asia Network Ghent, Ghent University

Campus Boekentoren, Room 150.009 (fifth floor), Blandijnberg 2, B-9000
Ghent, Belgium


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