Ibn Sina and Bolzano: Two Contingent Arguments. The Logic and Religion Webinar, Jun 9

FRANCISCO MARIANO assismariano at ufrn.edu.br
Tue Jun 7 15:36:38 EDT 2022

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which will be held on Jun 9, 2022, at 4pm CET with the topic:

Speaker: Kordula Świętorzecka<https://sites.google.com/view/kswietorzecka> (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland) and Michał Pawłowski and Bartosz Wesół (University of Warsaw, Poland).
Chair: Marcin Trepczyński<http://naszestrony.eu/trepczynski/> (University of Warsaw, Poland).

Please register in advance!


Abstract: In 2014, Petr Dvořák put forward a hypothesis about structural convergence of two cosmological arguments: by Avicenna and Bolzano. Indeed, both arguments are based on the notion of the whole (totum) of all contingent/conditioned individuals, different from the notion of the classical set containing them. However, the authors differ in their attitude to the impossibility of regress ad infinitum. Our goal is to reconstruct Avicenna's argument on the basis of modern unitary theory of sets and individuals and compare this reconstruction with the Bolzano’s argument already expressed in the same formal frame. The lecture will be followed by the talk "God and Timeless Cognition", by Michał Pawłowski and Bartosz Wesół, the winners of the second Kurt Gödel Award 2021.

With best wishes,

Francisco de Assis Mariano
The University of Missouri-Columbia
LARA Secretary
lara at logicandreligion.com<mailto:lara at logicandreligion.com>

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