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  1. Benjamin Schnieder & Tatjana von Solodkoff (2009). In Defence of Fictional Realism. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (234):138-149.score: 240.0
    Fictional realism, i.e., the view that because fictions exist, fictional characters exist as well, has recently been accused of leading to inconsistency generated by phenomena of indeterminacy and inconsistency in fiction. We examine in detail four arguments against fictional realism, and present a version of fictional realism which can withstand those arguments.
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  2. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). A Certain Kind of Trinity: Dependence, Substance, Explanation. Philosophical Studies 129 (2):393 - 419.score: 240.0
    The main contribution of this paper is a novel account of ontological dependence. While dependence is often explained in terms of modality and existence, there are relations of dependence that slip through the mesh of such an account. Starting from an idea proposed by Jonathan Lowe, the article develops an account of ontological dependence based on a notion of explanation; on its basis, certain relations of dependence can be established that cannot be accounted by the modal-existential account. Dependence is only (...)
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  3. Benjamin Schnieder (2010). Expressivism Concerning Epistemic Modals. Philosophical Quarterly 60 (240):601-615.score: 240.0
    I develop a new argument for an expressivist account of epistemic modals, which starts from a puzzle about epistemic modals which Seth Yalcin recently presented. I reject Yalcin's own solution to the puzzle, and give a better explanation based on expressivism concerning epistemic modals. I also address two alleged problems for expressivism: do embeddings of epistemic modals pose a serious threat to expressivism, and how can expressivism account for disagreements about statements containing epistemic modals?
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  4. Benjamin Schnieder, A Puzzle About 'Because'.score: 240.0
    The essay is a partial investigation into the semantics of the explanatory connective ‘because’. After three independently plausible assumptions about ‘because’ are presented in some detail, it is shown how their interaction generates a puzzle about ‘because’, once they are combined with a common view on conceptual analysis. Four possible solutions to the puzzle are considered.
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  5. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Truth-Making Without Truth-Makers. Synthese 152 (1):21-46.score: 240.0
    The article is primarily concerned with the notion of a truth-maker. An explication for this notion is offered, which relates it to other notions of making something such-and-such. In particular, it is shown that the notion of a truth-maker is a close relative of a concept employed by van Inwagen in the formulation of his Consequence Argument. This circumstance helps understanding the general mechanisms of the concepts involved. Thus, a schematic explication of a whole battery of related notions is offered. (...)
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  6. Benjamin Schnieder (2004). Compatibilism and the Notion of Rendering Something False. Philosophical Studies 117 (3):409-428.score: 240.0
    In my paper I am concerned with Peter van Inwagen's Consequence Argument. I focus on its probably best known version. In this form it crucially employs the notion of rendering a proposition false, anotion that has never been made sufficiently clear. The main aim of my paper is to shed light on thisnotion. The explications offered so far in thedebate all are based on modal concepts. Iargue that for sufficient results a ``stronger'', hyper-intensional concept is needed, namely the concept expressed (...)
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  7. Benjamin Schnieder (2007). Mere Possibilities - Bolzano's Account of Non-Actual Objects. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45:525-550.score: 240.0
    The paper is a detailed reconstruction of Bernard Bolzano’s account of merely possible objects. According to Bolzano, there are some objects which are merely possible. They are neither denizens of space and time nor members of the causal order, but they could have been so. Examples are merely possible persons, mountains etc., objects which are neither actual nor persons or mountains, but which could have been both. Bolzano’s views are contrasted with the theory of Alexius Meinong, and it is shown (...)
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  8. Benjamin Schnieder (2008). 'By': A Refutation of the Anscombe Thesis. Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (6):649 - 669.score: 240.0
    The paper has two main objectives: first, it presents a new argument against the so-called Anscombe Thesis (if χ φ-s by ψ-ing, then χ's φ-ing = χ's ψ-ing). Second, it develops a proposal about the syntax and semantics of the 'by'-locution.
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  9. Benjamin Schnieder (2010). Propositions United. Dialectica 64 (2):289-301.score: 240.0
    Gaskin's book The Unity of the Proposition is very rich in material. I will focus only on its central thesis: Gaskin holds that Bradley's regress (more precisely, one particular version of it) is not only innocent, but in fact philosophically significant because it plays a crucial role in solving what Gaskin calls the problem of the unity of the proposition . In what follows, I first explain what that problem is meant to be ( section 1 ), then I present (...)
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  10. Benjamin Schnieder (2005). Property Designators, Predicates, and Rigidity. Philosophical Studies 122 (3):227 - 241.score: 240.0
    The article discusses an idea of how to extend the notion of rigidity to predicates, namely the idea that predicates stand in a certain systematic semantic relation to properties, such that this relation may hold rigidly or nonrigidly. The relation (which I call signification) can be characterised by recourse to canonical property designators which are derived from predicates (or general terms) by means of nominalization: a predicate signifies that property which the derived property designator designates. Whether signification divides into rigid (...)
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  11. Benjamin Schnieder, How Not to Define Substance.score: 240.0
    The article is a critical examination of Joshua Hoffman’s and Gary Rosenkrantz’ approach to the traditional category of individual substance. On several places they offered an analysis of the concept of a substance in terms of some highly sophisticated notion of generic independence. Though ingenious, and even though it might be extensionally adequate, their account cannot provide an informative analysis of the concept in question, because it exhibits a peculiar kind of circularity. It is shown that one cannot establish, on (...)
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  12. Benjamin Schnieder (2007). Existential Dependence and Cognate Notions – by Fabrice Correia. Dialectica 61 (4):589–594.score: 240.0
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  13. Benjamin Schnieder (2007). Mere Possibilities: A Bolzanian Approach to Non-Actual Objects. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (4):525-550.score: 240.0
    : The paper is a detailed reconstruction of Bernard Bolzano's account of merely possible objects, which is a part of his ontology that has been widely ignored in the literature so far. According to Bolzano, there are some objects which are merely possible. While they are neither denizens of space and time nor members of the causal order, they could have been so. Thus, on Bolzano's view there are, for example, merely possible persons, i.e., objects which are neither actual nor (...)
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  14. Benjamin Schnieder (2010). Inexpressible Properties and Grelling's Antinomy. Philosophical Studies 148 (3):369 - 385.score: 240.0
    The paper discusses whether there are strictly inexpressible properties. Three main points are argued for: (i) Two different senses of ‘predicate t expresses property p ’ should be distinguished. (ii) The property of being a predicate that does not apply to itself is inexpressible in one of the senses of ‘express’, but not in the other. (iii) Since the said property is related to Grelling’s Antinomy, it is further argued that the antinomy does not imply the non-existence of that property.
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  15. Miguel Hoeltje, Benjamin Schnieder & Alex Steinberg (2013). Explanation by Induction? Synthese 190 (3):509-524.score: 240.0
    Philosophers of mathematics commonly distinguish between explanatory and non-explanatory proofs. An important subclass of mathematical proofs are proofs by induction. Are they explanatory? This paper addresses the question, based on general principles about explanation. First, a recent argument for a negative answer is discussed and rebutted. Second, a case is made for a qualified positive take on the issue.
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  16. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Troubles with Truth-Making: Necessitation and Projection. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 64 (1):61-74.score: 240.0
    The main question of this paper is how to understand the notion of a truth-maker. In section 1, I show that the identification of truth-making with necessitation cannot capture the pretheoretic understanding of notions such as ‘x makes something true’. In section 2, I examine Barry Smith’s reaction to this problem: he defines truth-making as the combination of necessitation and projection. I focus on the formal part of Smith’s account, which is shown to yield undesired results. However, in section 3, (...)
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  17. Benjamin Schnieder, Once More: Bradleyan Regresses.score: 240.0
    ld English manors have their ghosts. And though I would not want to call analytic philosophy a ‘manor’, nor exactly ‘old’, it certainly is of some decent English origin, and it left adolescence a while ago. No wonder then, that it is not exempt from haunting terrors. One particular spectre has been haunting it for decades; it already gave some analytic pioneers the creeps, and we still now and then find people terrified by it: the ghost of old Bradley has (...)
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  18. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). 'By Leibniz's Law': Remarks on a Fallacy. Philosophical Quarterly 56 (222):39-54.score: 240.0
    The article is an investigation of a certain form of argument that refers to Leibniz’s Law as its inference ticket (where Leibniz’s Law is understood as the thesis that if x=y.
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  19. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Attributing Properties. American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (4):315 - 328.score: 240.0
    The paper deals with the semantics and ontology of ordinary discourse about properties. The main focus lies on the following thesis: A simple predication of the form ‘a is F’ is synonymous with the corresponding explicit property-attribution ‘a has F-ness’. An argument against this Synonymy Thesis is put forth which is based on the thesis that simple predications and property-attributions differ in their conditions of understanding. In defending the argument, the paper accounts for the way in which we come to (...)
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  20. Benjamin Schnieder (2008). Truth-Functionality. Review of Symbolic Logic 1 (1):64-72.score: 240.0
    It is shown that the standard definitions of truth-functionality, though useful for their purposes, ignore some aspects of the usual informal characterisations of truth-functionality. An alternative definition is given that results in a stronger notion which pays attention to those aspects.
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  21. Benjamin Schnieder, Moritz Schulz & Alexander Steinberg, What Might Be and What Might Have Been.score: 240.0
    The article is an extended comment on Strawson’s neglected paper ‘Maybes and Might Have Beens’, in which he suggests that both statements about what may be the case and statements about what might have been the case can be understood epistemically. We argue that Strawson is right about the first sort of statements but wrong about the second. Finally, we discuss some of Strawson’s claims which are related to positions of Origin Essentialism.
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  22. Benjamin Schnieder (2014). Bolzano on Causation and Grounding. Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (2):309-337.score: 240.0
    This Paper is an Exploration of Bolzano’s views on causation, which have not been thoroughly examined yet. The paper reconstructs Bolzano’s position, with a focus on his analysis of the concept of causation, on its ontological presuppositions, and on how he relates causation to his theory of grounding.1 A comparison with standard positions from the contemporary debate on causation will prove his views to be quite original. Moreover, they are a valuable addition to the more recent debate on metaphysical grounding,2 (...)
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  23. Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.) (2012). Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press.score: 240.0
    Some of the most eminent and enduring philosophical questions concern matters of priority: what is prior to what? What 'grounds' what? Is, for instance, matter prior to mind? Recently, a vivid debate has arisen about how such questions have to be understood. Can the relevant notion or notions of priority be spelled out? And how do they relate to other metaphysical notions, such as modality, truth-making or essence? This volume of new essays, by leading figures in contemporary metaphysics, is the (...)
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  24. Benjamin Schnieder, Modus Ponens Revisited.score: 240.0
    The compositional structure of language might have led one to expect that a proper analysis of simple conditionals would have been adequate to determine the analysis of iterated conditionals. But McGee has presented an interesting group of examples that shows that this is not so for indicative conditionals. The examples are particularly arresting since they appear to show that modus ponens does not hold as a generally valid rule of inference for conditionals in natural language.
     
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  25. Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (2012). Grounding: An Opinionated Introduction. In Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press. 1.score: 240.0
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  26. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Canonical Property Designators. American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2):119 - 132.score: 240.0
    The article scrutinises the semantics of canonical property designators of the forms ‘the property of being F’ and ‘F-ness’. First it is argued that, as their form suggests, the former are definite definitions, albeit of a special sort. Secondly, the prima facie plausible classification of the latter as proper names (which is often met in philosophical writings) is rejected. The semantics of such terms is developed and it is shown how its proper understanding yields important consequences about the concepts expressed (...)
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  27. Benjamin Schnieder (2011). A Logic for 'Because'. Review of Symbolic Logic 4 (3):445-465.score: 240.0
    In spite of its significance for everyday and philosophical discourse, the explanatory connective has not received much treatment in the philosophy of logic. The present paper develops a logic for based on systematic connections between and the truth-functional connectives.
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  28. Benjamin Schnieder, Bolzanos Zwei Substanzbegriffe.score: 240.0
    Im folgenden Diskussionsbeitrag werden zunächst starke Spannungen innerhalb von Bolzanos Ausführungen zum Substanzbegriff aufgezeigt. Sodann wird eine kürzlich vorgeschlagene Bolzano-Interpretation besprochen, die geeignet sein soll, besagte Spannungen auszuräumen. Doch der Vorschlag bleibt unbefriedigend; daher wird im Anschluss eine alternative Interpretation ausgeführt und verteidigt.
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  29. Benjamin Schnieder (2004). The Ability to Render Something False. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104 (3):295–303.score: 240.0
    In this paper I try to explicate the idiom '(An agent) x is able to render (the proposition) p false', which plays a crucial role in van Inwagen's Consequence Argument and which has been extensively discussed in the literature on it. However, the explications offered so far fail to meet some intuitive desiderata which an analysis of the notion should fulfil, as for example the desiderata that (i) nobody can render necessary falsehoods false and that (ii) nobody can render historical (...)
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  30. Benjamin Schnieder (2008). On What We Can Ensure. Synthese 162 (1):101 - 115.score: 240.0
    The Conjunction Principle says, roughly, that if the truth of a conjunction can be brought about, then the truth of each conjunct can be brought about. The current essay argues that this principle is not valid. After a clarification of the principle, it is shown how a proper understanding of the involved notions falsify the principle. As a corollary, a recent attack on van Inwagen’s Consequence Argument will be rebutted, because it relies on the invalid conjunction principle.
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  31. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Particularised Attributes. In M. Textor (ed.), The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy. Routledge. 1--130.score: 240.0
    For philosophers interested in ontological issues, the writings of the important figures of Austrian philosophy in the nineteenth and early twentieth century contain many buried treasures to rediscover. Bernard Bolzano, Franz Brentano, Alexius Meinong, and Edmund Husserl, to name just four grand names of that period, were highly aware of the importance of a feasible ontology for many of the philosophical questions they addressed throughout their works.
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  32. Benjamin Schnieder (2008). Further Remarks on Property Designators and Rigidity (Reply to López de Sa's Criticisms). Grazer Philosophische Studien 76 (1):199-208.score: 240.0
    Are all canonical property designators (i.e. nominalizations of predicative phrases) rigid? Dan López de Sa recently criticized the arguments I gave for an affirmative answer to that question. The current article rebuts López de Sa's objections.
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  33. Benjamin Schnieder (2004). A Note on Particularised Qualities and Bearer-Uniqueness. Ratio 17 (2):218–228.score: 240.0
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  34. Benjamin Schnieder (2005). How Not to Define Substance a Comment Upon Hoffman and Rosenkrantz. Ratio 18 (1):107–117.score: 240.0
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  35. Benjamin Schnieder (2005). Mein Leben und ich. Eine ontologische Ménage à deux. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 59 (4):489 - 511.score: 240.0
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  36. Benjamin Schnieder, A Note on Bearer-Uniqueness and Particularised Qualities.score: 240.0
    Many friends of the category of particularised qualities subscribe to the view that particularised qualities have a unique bearer in which they inhere; no such quality then can inhere in two different entities. But it seems that this idea is flawed, for there are apparent counterexamples. An apple’s redness is identical with the redness of its skin, though the apple is distinct from its skin. So it seems that a principle of beareruniqueness has to be modified, maybe by excluding certain (...)
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  37. Benjamin Schnieder (2009). Bolzanos Erklärung des Zeitbegriffs. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (1):42-69.score: 240.0
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  38. Benjamin Schnieder (2010). Erratum To: Inexpressible Properties and Grelling's Antinomy. Philosophical Studies 151 (2):329-330.score: 240.0
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  39. Benjamin Schnieder (2006). Particularised Attributes : An Austrian Tale. In Markus Textor (ed.), The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy. Routledge. 1--130.score: 240.0
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  40. Miguel Hoeltje, Benjamin Schnieder & Alex Steinberg (eds.) (forthcoming). Ontological Dependence, Supervenience, and Response-Dependence. Basic Philosophical Concepts Series,. Philosophia Verlag.score: 240.0
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  41. Benjamin Schnieder (2010). Bad Examples? American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (3):279-286.score: 240.0
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  42. Benjamin Schnieder (2003). Bolzano sur la structure des propositions et le rôle sémantique des propriétés. Philosophiques 30 (1):83-103.score: 240.0
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  43. Benjamin Schnieder (2008). Bolzanos zwei Substanzbegriffe. Anmerkungen zu Krauses Bolzano-Interpretation. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 62 (1):97-107.score: 240.0
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  44. Benjamin Schnieder (2004). Nach Leibniz'Gesetz ergibt sich.. In Mark Siebel & Markus Textor (eds.), Semantik Und Ontologie: Beiträge Zur Philosophischen Forschung. Ontos Verlag. 2--223.score: 240.0
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  45. Benjamin Schnieder, Miguel Hoeltje & Alex Steinberg (eds.) (2013). Varieties of Dependence: Ontological Dependence, Grounding, Supervenience, Response-Dependence (Basic Philosophical Concepts). Philosophia Verlag.score: 240.0
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  46. Andrew E. Benjamin & Charles Rice (eds.) (2009). Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity. Re.Press.score: 210.0
    Walter Benjamin's Politics of 'bad tasteMichael Mac Modernity as an unfinished Project: Benjamin and Political RomanticismRobert Sinnerbrink Violence, ...
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  47. Andrew Benjamin (2012). Morality, Law and the Place of Critique: Walter Benjamin's The Meaning of Time in the Moral World. Critical Horizons 12 (3):281 - 301.score: 210.0
    Critique as a philosophical concept needs to be recast once it is linked to the possibility of a productive opening. In such a context critique has an important affinity to destruction and forms of inauguration. Working through writings of Marx and Walter Benjamin, specifically Benjamin's 'The Meaning of Time in the Moral World', destruction and inauguration are repositioned in terns of othering and the caesura of allowing.
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  48. Andrew Benjamin (2003). Being Roman Now: The Time of Fashion A Commentary on Walter Benjamin's 'Theses on the Philosophy of History' XIV. Thesis Eleven 75 (1):39-53.score: 210.0
    Walter Benjamin’s writings on fashion need to be read as engagements with the problem of historical time and a related politics of time. The aim of this article is to develop this position. Its point of orientation is Thesis XIV from the Theses on the Philosophy of History. What is argued is that close attention to the temporality of change and novelty within fashion may allow an insight into a conception of interruption and the ‘new’, however, it cannot yield (...)
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  49. Andrew Benjamin (2010). Porosity at the Edge : Working Through Walter Benjamin's "Naples". In Walter Benjamin & Gevork Hartoonian (eds.), Walter Benjamin and Architecture. Routledge.score: 210.0
     
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  50. Andrew E. Benjamin & Peter Osborne (eds.) (2000). Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience. Clinamen Press.score: 210.0
    Why read Walter Benjamin today? There as many answers to this question as there are "Walter Benjamins"--Benjamin as critic, Benjamin as modernist, Benjamin as marxist, Benjamin as Jew. . . . Yet it is Benjamin as philosopher that in one way or another stands behind all these. This collection explores, in Adorno's description, Benjamin's "philosophy directed against philosophy." The essays cover all aspects of Benjamin's writings, from his early work in the philosophy (...)
     
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