★ 1ST WORLD LOGIC DAY - JANUARY 14, 2019 ★
In green the countries where the 1st world logic day was celebrated
Why creating a World Logic Day? Human beings are classically considered
as "Logical Animals" (Latinized as "Rational Animals"). Logic, as
reasoning, is a central feature of human beings. It is not very difficult to see
what can be promoted on January 14, considered as the World Logic Day: rationality,
understanding and intelligence.
The beginning of the year is symbolically good: it is fine to start the new
year with a logical perspective. According to the Julian calendar (calendar
promoted by Julius Cæsar, in use from 45 B.C. to 1582 A.D., still in use in some locations), January 14 is indeed New Year’s Day.
To unify all logicians in one day at the beginning of every year is a good way to boost logic.
The basic idea of a World Logic Day and other related projects such as
the Logic Prizes Contest, an Encyclopædia of Logic, Word Logic Conferences, is to put logic in its right place, i.e the
5 GOOD REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD LOGIC DAY IN A GIVEN LOCATION
(1) To encourage the development of logical research.
(2) To foster and strengthen interactions between people having interest for logic.
(3) To make better known logic among researchers of all fields on location.
(4) To make the work of logicians on location better known. Information will be put on this website and will be seen worlwide.
(5) To develop, promote and make better known logic in the world.
5 EASY STEPS TO ORGANIZE A SUCCESSFUL WORLD LOGIC DAY IN A GIVEN LOCATION
(1) Plan logical activities for January 14: a lecture, a workshop, an informal gathering, a logic tea party, a virtual event ...
(2) Build a webpage with this information, it we be linked below.
(3) Advertise and promote the event.
(4) Prepare the technical and practical details.
(5) Meet on location January 14, 2019.
★   1st WORLD LOGIC DAY, COUNTRY BY COUNTRY ★
LOCATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS
Dept of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dept of Logic, University of Łódź, Poland
Annual Meeting of Polish Philosophical Society, Kraków Branch, Poland
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Dept of Logic, University of Wrocław, Poland
Dept of Logic and Dept of Cognitive Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Dept of Mathematics of Silesian University in Katowice, Poland
Dept of Philosophy, Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
Brazilian Academy of Philosophy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
Paulista University, São Paulo, Brazil
Stanford University, California, USA
The George Washington University, Washington, USA
Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, USA
Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, USA
Dept of Logic, Institute of Philosophy, St Petersburg State University, Russia
Dept of Algebra and Mathematical Logic and Youth Center IM&CS, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia
International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy of Higher School of Economics, Dept of Logic of the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University, and Dept of Logic of Institute of Philosophy Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Innopolis University, Innopolis, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
Philosophy Department, Ulyanovsk State University, Russia
Turkish Logic Society and Institute of Logic, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican
The Algebraic Logic Division of the Dept of Set Theory, Logic and Topology in Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, The Logic Dept of Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities of Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
Mathematics Seminar of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Pécs
Mathematics and Informatics Section of the Pécs Division of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Pécs , Hungary
Dept of Philosophy, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Dept of Mathematical Logic and its Applications, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Sivatosh Mookerjee Science Centre,
Sir Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Institute, Kolkata &
Calcutta Logic Circle, West Bengal, India
Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia
Logical Education Association, Florence, Italy
Patrizio Paoletti Foundation for Development and Communication, Assisi, Italy
Dept of Mathematics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
ALOPHIS, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Technical University of Athens, Greece
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science,
Amirkabir University-Tehran Polytechnic, Iran
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Technological University of the Mixteca, Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, Mexico
Dept of Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria
Dept of Mathematics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dept of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Dept of Mathematics and Engineering, University of Funchal, Portugal
University of Salamanca, Spain
University of Montpellier and LIRMM, Montpellier, France
ICAM-Paris (Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers), Lieusaint, France
Zhejiang University, China
Dept of Philosophy, University of Valparaíso, Chile
National Chung-Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan
Bogotá Logic Group, Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Bogotá and Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, Colombia
Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dept of Philosophy, University of Western Australia, Perth
Technical University of Denmark (DTU Compute), Denmark
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Dept of Mathematics, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
UQAM, Québec, Canada
University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Department of Philosophy, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
Umm al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
The logo of the Logic Day is connected with the one of the
The question of a universal language was popular among logicians at the turn of the 20th century.
Giuseppe Peano created one, Latino sine flexione, Louis Couturat another one, Ido, and
was fluently speaking Esperanto as explained in his intellectual autobiography.
The idea of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of Esperanto, was to promote peace and understanding among human beings by the development of an artificial universal language. This did not work. English is itself being used as a universal language and it makes sense if we consider some of its typical features, already pointed out at the end of the 19th century by Michel Bréal, who established
"semantics", and who was the teacher of
Ferdinand de Saussure.
But more important than a universal language is human reason which is itself by nature universal and that's an excellent reason to promote logic.
Nowadays few people know what logic is. And there are various reasons for that, in particular because it is spread in various departments and most of the time there are no interactions within a given university between people working in logic in a computer science department, a math department, a philosophy department, a linguistics department.
And for the layman logic merely reduces to the adjective "logical", he has no idea that logic is a science.
Logic is not one field among others. If we take logic seriously, as the study of reasoning, and if we consider that reasoning is the distinctive feature of human beings, considered as rational animals since the antiquity ("logical" animals originally in Greek), then logic is something really special. The World Logic Day is the celebration of humanity.