July 2nd, 2010
Between 17 and 20 June 2010, I attended the Second World Congress on the Square of Opposition held at the University of Corsica.
This university is located in Corte, a small town in the middle of the lovely island of Corsica off the southern coast of France, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. The following photo shows the citadel of Corte, the landmark of this small town. Before being incorporated into France, Corte was the capital of the Corsican Republic between 1755 and 1769 and the citadel was the military headquarters at that time.
On the Congress, I made a presentation titled “General Patterns of Opposition Squares and 2n-gons”. The web links of the Congress as well as the abstract and slides of my presentation are listed below:
Web link of the Congress: http://www.square-of-opposition.org/enter%202.html
Abstract of my presentation: http://chowkafat.net/Abstract5.pdf
Slides of my presentation: http://chowkafat.net/GPSO_GP2nO.ppt
It is my honour to attend this Congress and listen and talk to many scholars whose works have inspired me, including Jean-Yves Béziau, Alessio Moretti, Hans Smessaert, Ferdinando Cavaliere, Pieter Seuren, Dany Jaspers, Henri Prade. I also met many young scholars who will play an important role in the academic circle in future. I hope that my work has contributed to the century-old studies on the square of opposition, the unique logical figure which has occupied the central position in traditional logic together with syllogisms and given rise to many new logical figures, such as triangles, hexagons, octagons, cubes, octahedral, tetradecahedra, 2n-gons, 2n-gons, etc, in the modern times.
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