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  1. Joan Pagès (2009). Truthmakers for Negatives. Theoria 24 (1):49-61.
    In this paper I will first present and defend Molnar's way of setting out the problem of finding truthmakers for negative propositions. Secondly, I will reply to two objections to what in my view is the most promising general approach to the problem of negatives. Finally, I will present and defend Cheyne and Pidgen's specific proposal that falls under that general promising approach.
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  2. Joan Pagès (2005). Truthmaking and Supervenience. Theoria 20 (2):191-197.
    In his criticism of Armstrong’s argument against nominalism, Parsons (1999) makes a crucial use of a notion of truthmaking in terms of weak supervenience which assumedly: (i) does not entail truthmaker essentialism, (ii) is neutral as to the issue of nominalism, and (iii) is useful in Armstrong’s argument against Ryle. I will try to show that Parsons’ notion is defective because it does not preserve the explanatory character of truthmakers. Besides, I argue that the natural reformulation of the notion in (...)
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  3. Joan Pagès (2002). Structural Universals and Formal Relations. Synthese 131 (2):215 - 221.
    I will consider Armstrong's problems in trying to account for structural universals, i.e., a kind of complex universal whose instantiation by particulars involves different parts of those particulars instantiating several basic properties and relations, such as the property of being a molecule of methane. I present and criticise Armstrong's most recent attempt to explain structural properties by means of the identification of universals with types of states of affairs and I state my own solution to the problem by appealing to (...)
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  4. Joan Pagès (2001). EI Realismo Nómico de Universales: Algunos Problemas (Nomical Universal Realism: Some Problems). Theoria 16 (3):559-582.
    EI desarrollo de su teoría de las leyes como relaciones entre universales condujo a Armstrong a establecer un marco metafísico general mas complejo que el que sus anteriores trabajos presentaban. En este artículo se exponen los aspectos principales de la metafísica de particulares y universales exigida por la identificación original de Armstrong de las leyes con estados de cosas universales. Además, se presentan diversas dificultades que pueden hallarse en su propuesta, y algunas soluciones para las mismas. Los temas principales que (...)
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  5. Joan Pagés (2001). ¿ Hacia dónde va la enseñanza de la historia y de las ciencias sociales? Apuntes para la comprensión de un debate. Endoxa 14:261-288.
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  6. Joan Pagés (2001). Identidad de tipos y hacedores de verdad (Identity of Types and Tuthmakers]. Critica 33 (97):63 - 84.
    In this paper I deal with Armstrong's last theory of states of affairs and its relation to truthmakers for sentences and the problem of uní versáis. More specifically, I discuss his truthmaker principie, rejecting some of the objections that has been raised against it. However, I also try to show that Armstrong's answer to the problem of the negative existencial sentences in terms of totality states of affairs is mistaken. Finally, I rebut Oliver's slinghot argument against truthmakers and also discuss (...)
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  7. Joan Pagès (2000). El análisis de semejanza de las propiedades. Endoxa: Series Filosóficas 13:33-54.
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  8. Joan Pagès (2000). Nomianlismos de propiedades. Daimon 20:53-74.
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  9. Joan Pagès (2000). Tropos: Teorías Monocategoriales Versus Teorías Bicategoriales. Teorema 19 (2):33-56.
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  10. Joan Pages (1997). Armstrong on the Role of Laws in Counterfactual Supporting. Theoria 12 (2):337-342.
    Armstrong (1983) poses two requirements that law-statements must satisfy in order to support the corresponding counterfactuals. He also argues that law-statements can not satisfy one of these requirements if they merely express regularities, although both requirements are satisfied if law-statements are interpreted as expressing relations between universals. I try to show that Armstrong’s argument can be raised against Armstrong’s own solution by adding three premisses to it: the inference thesis, the contingency thesis and a principle whose rationality I also argue (...)
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