WORLD LOGIC DAY
Every year on January 14th, World Logic Day brings the intellectual history and practical implications of logic to interdisciplinary science communities’ attention. The day also celebrates the idea that logic, as reasoning, is a central feature of human beings.
Logic is defined as the study of the principles of correct reasoning. Logic was once a philosophical term. Through the years, other disciplines use logic, such as math and computer science.
There are four general types of logic, which include:
- Informal logic: used in daily reasoning and arguments during personal exchanges with others
- Formal logic: used in deductive reasoning with premises that are true
- Symbolic logic: used to show how symbols relate to each other
- Mathematical logic: used to apply formal logic to math
There are many reasons that people around the world celebrate logic. Doing so encourages the development of logical research. Spreading awareness for logic helps to strengthen interactions between people that have an interest in logic. Also, logic based on the advancement of education and science promotes a culture of peace, dialogue, and mutual understanding.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldLogicDay
Universities, institutes of philosophy, and other organizations around the world hold events on this day. Some of these events include workshops, seminars, and lectures. To participate:
- Learn more about the different types of logic and their importance in the world today.
- Read books about logic and reasoning, including A Rulebook for Arguments, Critique of Pure Reason, and Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking.
- Take a philosophy class that teaches critical thinking and logical analysis.
Spread awareness for this day on social media with #WorldLogicDay
WORLD LOGIC DAY HISTORY
The Logica Universalis Association encouraged logicians around the world to coordinate independent events on January 14th, 2019. The logician community stepped up and hosted about 66 events in 33 different countries. Thanks to this first World Logic Day’s success, the UNESCO Executive Board proposed a proclamation for this day in the summer of 2019. On November 26, 2019, the 40th General Conference proclaimed January 14th to be World Logic Day.
The International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) coordinates the event each year.