The Square : a Central Object for Thought
The square of opposition is a logical structure coming from Aristotelian logic. It has been continuously studied during two thousand years. Even Frege, one of the main founders of modern mathematical logic, used it. It can be applied to many fields, ranging from metalogic to highway code, through economics, music, physics, color theory, theology.
The Hexagon of Opposition of Robert Blanché was a major step in the development of the theory of opposition
Some people have proposed to replace the square by a triangle, on the other hand the square has been generalized into more complex geometrical objects: hexagons, octagons and even polyhedra and multi-dimensional objects.Aim of the Congress
This will be the 6th world congress organized about the square of opposition after very successful previous editions in Montreux, Switzerland 2007; Corté, Corsica 2010; Beirut, Lebanon 2012; Vatican, 2014; Easter Island, 2016. This is an interdisciplinary event gathering logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, theologians, cognitivists, artists and computer scientists.
The Square of Opposition: a Simple Structure with many Applications
The meeting will end by a final round square table where subalterned people will express their various contrarieties, subcontrarieties and contradictions.
The best papers will be published as a special issue of a journal or/and as it book, as it was the case in previous editions.