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  1. Bjørn Jespersen (forthcoming). Structured Lexical Concepts, Property Modifiers, and Transparent Intensional Logic. Philosophical Studies:1-25.
    In a 2010 paper Daley argues, contra Fodor, that several syntactically simple predicates express structured concepts. Daley develops his theory of structured concepts within Tichý’s Transparent Intensional Logic (TIL). I rectify various misconceptions of Daley’s concerning TIL. I then develop within TIL an improved theory of how structured concepts are structured and how syntactically simple predicates are related to structured concepts.
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  2. Bjørn Jespersen & Massimiliano Carrara (2013). A New Logic of Technical Malfunction. Studia Logica 101 (3):547-581.
    Aim of the paper is to present a new logic of technical malfunction. The need for this logic is motivated by a simple-sounding philosophical question: Is a malfunctioning corkscrew, which fails to uncork bottles, nonetheless a corkscrew? Or in general terms, is a malfunctioning F, which fails to do what Fs do, nonetheless an F? We argue that ‘malfunctioning’ denotes the modifier Malfunctioning rather than a property, and that the answer depends on whether Malfunctioning is subsective or privative. If subsective, (...)
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  3. Bjørn Jespersen (2012). Post-Fregean Thoughts on Propositional Unity. In James Maclaurin (ed.), Rationis Defensor.
    This note sketches how a theory of procedural semantics may offer a solution to the problem of the unity of the proposition. The current revival of the notion of structured meaning has made the problem of propositional unity pressing. The problem, stated in its simplest form, is how an individual a and a property F combine into the proposition P that a is an F; i.e. how two different kinds of objects combine into a third kind of object capable of (...)
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  4. Bjørn Jespersen (2012). Recent Work on Structured Meaning and Propositional Unity. Philosophy Compass 7 (9):620-630.
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  5. Bjørn Jespersen (2012). Teaching & Learning Guide For:Recent Work on Structured Meaning and Propositional Unity. Philosophy Compass 7 (12):943-945.
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  6. Bjørn Jespersen (2012). The Non-Italian Pope1. Organon F 19 (1):58-65.
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  7. Bjørn Jespersen (2011). An Intensional Solution to the Bike Puzzle of Intentional Identity. Philosophia 39 (2):297-307.
    In a 2005 paper Ólafur Páll Jónsson presents a puzzle that turns on intentional identity and definite descriptions. He considers eight solutions and rejects them all, thus leaving the puzzle unsolved. In this paper I put forward a solution. The puzzle is this. Little Lotta wants most of all a bicycle for her birthday, but she gets none. Distracted by the gifts she does receive, she at first does not think about the bike. But when seeing her tricycle, she is (...)
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  8. Bjørn Jespersen (2011). Traditionally, I Am Entitled to a Last Meal. Organon F 18 (1):5-13.
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  9. Bjørn Jespersen & Massimiliano Carrara (2011). Two Conceptions of Technical Malfunction. Theoria 77 (2):117-138.
    The topic of this paper is the notion of technical (as opposed to biological) malfunction. It is shown how to form the property being a malfunctioning F from the property F and the property modifier malfunctioning (a mapping taking a property to a property). We present two interpretations of malfunctioning. Both interpretations agree that a malfunctioning F lacks the dispositional property of functioning as an F. However, its subsective interpretation entails that malfunctioning Fs are Fs, whereas its privative interpretation entails (...)
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  10. Bjørn Jespersen (2010). Hyperintensions and Procedural Isomorphism: Alternative (½). In. In Tadeusz Czarnecki, Katarzyna Kijanija-Placek, Olga Poller & Jan Wolenski (eds.), The Analytical Way. College Publications. 301--322.
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  11. Bjørn Jespersen (2008). Predication and Extensionalization. Journal of Philosophical Logic 37 (5):479 - 499.
    In his 2000 book Logical Properties Colin McGinn argues that predicates denote properties rather than sets or individuals. I support the thesis, but show that it is vulnerable to a type-incongruity objection, if properties are (modelled as) functions, unless a device for extensionalizing properties is added. Alternatively, properties may be construed as primitive intensional entities, as in George Bealer. However, I object to Bealer’s construal of predication as a primitive operation inputting two primitive entities and outputting a third primitive entity. (...)
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  12. Bjørn Jespersen (2008). Substitution in Simple Sentences: Validity Versus Soundness. Epistemologia 31:241-262.
     
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  13. Bjørn Jespersen & Chris Reintges (2008). Tractarian Sätze, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and the Very Idea of Script as Picture. Philosophical Forum 39 (1):1–19.
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  14. Bjørn Jespersen (2006). The Phone Booth Puzzle. Organon F. Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 13 (4):411-439.
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  15. Bjørn Jespersen (2005). Explicit Intensionalization, Anti-Actualism, and How Smith's Murderer Might Not Have Murdered Smith. Dialectica 59 (3):285–314.
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  16. Bjørn Jespersen (2003). Why the Tuple Theory of Structured Propositions Isn't a Theory of Structured Propositions. Philosophia 31 (1-2):171-183.
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  17. Bjørn Jespersen (2002). Pavel Materna, Concepts and Objects. Acta Philosophica Fennica, Vol. 63 Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (2):130-131.
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  18. Bjørn Jespersen & Pavel Materna (2002). Are Wooden Tables Necessarily Wooden? Acta Analytica 17 (1):115-150.
    This paper defendsintensional essentialism: a property (intensional entity) is not essential relative to an individual (extensional entity), but relative to other properties (or intensional entities). Consequently, an individual can have a property only accidentally, but in virtue of having that property the individual has of necessity other properties. Intensional essentialism is opposed to various aspects of the Kripkean notion of metaphysical modality, eg, varying domains, existence as a property of individuals, and its category of properties which are both empirical and (...)
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