1st Pan African Logic Congress
The logic of nature &

the nature of logic in Africa

“On revealing implicit Logics in African mannerisms”

Date 28 – 30 th April 2024
The British University in Egypt, Cairo

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Aims & Scope

About ALC’24

Date: 28 – 30 th April 2024
Location: The British University in Egypt, Cairo
Note: Participants who are unable to attend in person can participate in the conference virtually.

This congress aims to promote logic in Africa. It is focused on Nature in a double sense. Wildlife is very important in Africa, the flora and fauna are very impressive.
This is the place where there is the highest number and variety of animals. And for this reason, the people especially in central Africa have a strong connection with nature.
It is the opportunity therefore to reflect on the logic of nature and to examine to what extent it is different from the logic of the technological and industrial world (computers, artificial intelligence, and so on). 
This is a way therefore to challenge the very nature of logic. From this perspective, logic is understood in a very wide sense and in relation to all aspects of the world, natural and artificial.
The purpose of this event is to reveal and explore different manners of reasoning embedded in African cults, myths, arts, religions, rituals, economic systems, traditional justice systems, and architectural systems.
This congress  will enrich logical studies and their relative subjects like AI through elaborating  logical interpretations of different aspects of African cultures

In this congress, we attempt to re-Africanize the different African logics by understanding and interpreting them within their frameworks .in order to reveal their originality, uniqueness, and innovation.

Call for Papers

Topic areas include

(but not limited to)

History of Logic

Traditional African logics

Metaphysics, ethics, and Philosophy of nature in the tradition of African Culture

Peculiar philosophical inquiries in Traditional African cultures 

Apuleius and the square of opposition

The desert, silence, nothingness and reason

The desert, silence, nothingness and reason

Truth, natural intelligence, and the art of thinking in Africa 

Logic in ancient Egypt 

Innovative strategies of thinking embodied in different aspects of traditional culture

i.e., myths, arts, religions, economic systems, traditional justice systems, and architectural systems

Wildlife and rational human behavior

The logic of African music

The variety of religious believers and mythologies in Africa and their rationality

Logical and semiotical  aspects of  African languages

The Development and use of Artificial intelligence in Modern Africa

Important Dates

Open for Submissions

15-12-2023

Submissions Deadline Extension

31-3-2024

Notification of Acceptance
within 5 days after the Submission Deadline

2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia
Prof. Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia
African philosopher & theologian, Pontifical Lateran University – Rome

Session Title
African Vitalogy - The Logic of Life –
Proper of African Thinking
(African vision of the reality)
Prof. Dr  Miray Yazgan
Prof. Dr Miray Yazgan
The founder of the first official Philosophical Counseling Company (EMYY) in North Cyprus & Turkey; PhD in Ancient Indian & Chinese Philosophy and Logic from Istanbul University.

Session Title
Logic and intelligence of cats considering their divine existence in Ancient Egypt
Dr. Anne-Claire Gagnon
Dr. Anne-Claire Gagnon
Consultante en comportement félin à domicile, sur référé vétérinaire, Journaliste & autrice, en cours de certification EFT
Session Title
A thousand and one facets of feline intelligence, from logic to wisdom
Assoc. Prof. Aimable-André
Assoc. Prof. Aimable-André
Lecturer & Pedagogical Director of the Master's Degree in Management, Humanities and Innovation, Faculty of Philosophy UCLy
Session Title
Contradictions and Logic
Prof. Jean-Yves Beziau
Prof. Jean-Yves Beziau
University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, CNPq and Brazilian Academy of Philosophy, Creator of the WORLD LOGIC DAY, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Logica Universalis,
Session Title
The Nature of Logic
Dr. Abdoulaye Elimane Kane
Dr. Abdoulaye Elimane Kane
Philosopher and Former Minister of Culture of Senegal
Session Title
African oral Numeration Systems : Basis, Convention and Order

CALL FOR PAPERS

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