SMVDU 13 Nov. 2018. Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, Assistant Professor, School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra presented a research paper in World Congress on “Square of Opposition”, recently held in Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece (01-05 November 2018) which was much appreciated by the researchers and academicians. This was the 6th World Congress organized on the square of opposition after very successful previous editions in Montreux, Switzerland 2007; Corté, Corsica 2010; Beirut, Lebanon 2012; Vatican, 2014; Easter Island, 2016, as reported by Mr. Sharma. During this interdisciplinary event gathering, Mr. Sharma got an opportunity to interact with logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, theologians, cognitivists, artists and computer scientists. The faculty member thanked his research guides, namely Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Head, SoPC and Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Faculty, SoPC for their guidance and motivation, and further expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU for providing him with this opportunity to discuss contemporary issues related to modern logic.
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, colour theory, theology. Mr. Sharma’s paper entitled, “The Incommensurability of Squares” was appreciated by scholars and researchers for its philosophical rigor and novelty.