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  1. Massimiliano Vignolo (forthcoming). On the Truth-Conditional Relevance of Modes of Presentation. On the Truth-Conditional Relevance of Modes of Presentation 5 (35):57-66.
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  2. Massimiliano Vignolo (2014). What Incompleteness Arguments Are and What They Are Not. Ratio 27 (2):123-139.
    Cappelen and Lepore (2005) maintain that Incompleteness Arguments for context sensitivity are fallacious. In their view, Incompleteness Arguments are non sequitur fallacies whose conclusions are not logically related to premises. They affirm that the conclusions of Incompleteness Arguments are metaphysical claims about the existence of entities that might be constituents of propositions, while their premises concern psychological data about speakers' dispositions to truth evaluate sentences in contexts of utterance. Cappelen and Lepore reject Incompleteness Arguments because psychological data have no bearing (...)
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  3. Paolo Bouquet, Heiko Stoermer & Massimiliano Vignolo (2012). Web of Data and Web of Entities: Identity and Reference in Interlinked Data in the Semantic Web. Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):5-26.
    Using web standards, such as uniform resource identifiers (URIs), XML and HTTP, for naming and describing resources which are not information objects is the key difference between the Web as we know it today and the Semantic Web. Naming and interlinking this type of resources by HTTP URIs (instead of individual constants in a formal language) is the key feature which distinguishes traditional knowledge representation from web-scale knowledge representation. However, this use of URIs brought back attention to the old philosophical (...)
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  4. Massimiliano Vignolo (2012). Referential/Attributive: The Explanatory Gap of the Contextualist Theory. Dialectica 66 (4):621-633.
    I argue that the contextualist account of the referential/attributive interpretation of definite descriptions, presented by Recanati and Bezuidehnout and based on the idea that definite descriptions are semantically underdetermined and in need of completion through optional top-down pragmatic processes, suffers from an explanatory gap. I defend the contextualist view but hold that the determination of the content of definite descriptions is a mandatory, linguistically driven process based on saturation rather than on optional pragmatic processes.
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  5. Massimiliano Vignolo (2010). Does Deflationism Lead Necessarily to Minimalism About Truth-Aptness? Polish Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):81-98.
    I argue that deflationism about truth does not imply minimalism about truthaptness. The condition for truth-aptness can be strengthened and the disquotationalschema restricted without resorting to any inflationary conception of truth-theoretic notions.
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  6. Massimiliano Vignolo (2010). Meaning, Classical Logic and Semantic Realism. Prolegomena: Časopis Za Filozofiju 9 (1):25-44.
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  7. Massimiliano Vignolo (2010). The Ontology of Products. Metaphysica 11 (1):1-16.
    We speak of products in two senses: in one, we speak of types of products, in the other we speak of the particular objects that are instances of those types. I argue that types of products have the same ontological status as that of material stuffs, like water and gold, which have a non-particular level of existence. I also argue that the relationship between types of products and their instances is logically similar to the relation of constitution, which holds between, (...)
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  8. Massimiliano Vignolo (2010). Why Non-Factualists Should Love Conceptual Role Semantics. Grazer Philosophische Studien 80 (1):1-19.
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  9. Massimiliano Vignolo (2010). Značenje, klasična logika i semantički realizam. Prolegomena: Časopis Za Filozofiju 9 (1):25-44.
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  10. Massimiliano Vignolo (2009). Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions. Philosophical Investigations 32 (1):65-78.
    Stephen Schiffer holds that propositions are pleonastic entities. I will argue that there is a substantial difference between propositions and fictional characters, which Schiffer presents as typical pleonastic entities. My conclusion will be that if fictional characters are typical pleonastic entities, then Schiffer fails to show that propositions are pleonastic entities.
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  11. Massimiliano Vignolo (2009). Use Against Scepticism. Cambridge Scholars.
  12. Massimiliano Vignolo (2008). Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism. Studia Philosophica Estonica 1 (1):84-103.
    I will argue that the standard formulation of non-factualism in terms of a denial of truth-aptness is consistent with a version of deflationsim. My line of argument assumes the use conception of meaning. This brings out an interesting consequence since mostly the philosophers who endorse the use conception of meaning, e.g. Paul Horwich, hold that deflationism is inconsistent with the strategy of implementing non-factualism in terms of a denial of truth-aptness and thereby urge a reformulation of non-factualism.
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  13. Massimiliano Vignolo (2008). Horowich and Miller on Dispositionalist Theories of Meaning. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 4 (1):77-93.
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  14. Carlo Penco, Michael Beaney & Massimiliano Vignolo (eds.) (2007). Explaining the Mental: Naturalist and Non-Naturalist Approaches to Mental Acts and Processes. Cambridge Scholars Pub..
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  15. Carlo Penco, Massimiliano Vignolo, Valeria Ottonelli & Cristina Amoretti (eds.) (2007). Proceedings of the 4th Latin Meeting in Analytic Philosophy. Genoa: University of Genoa.
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  16. Massimiliano Vignolo (2006). A Defence of Fregean Propositions. Disputatio 2 (21):1 - 26.
    Stephen Schiffer 2003 presents six arguments against the Fregean model of propositions, according to which propositions are (a) the referents of that-clauses and (b) structured entities made out of concepts. Schiffer advances an alternative view: propositions are unstructured pleonastic entities. My purpose is to argue in favour of the main tenets of the Fregean model by countering each of Schiffer�s arguments and sketching the guidelines for a theory of concepts as basic components of propositions.
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  17. Massimiliano Vignolo (2006). Is Truth a Genuine Property? In Paolo Valore (ed.), Topics on General and Formal Ontology. Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher. 267.
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  18. Massimiliano Vignolo (2006). Propositions: What They Could and What They Could Not Be. Abstracta 2 (2):129-147.
    I defend the Fregean model of propositions: propositions are (a) the referents of that-clauses and (b) structured entities made of concepts. Schiffer (2003) has presented a group of arguments against the Fregean model and advanced an alternative view: propositions are unstructured pleonastic entities. My purpose is twofold: (i) to counter each of his arguments sketching the guidelines for a theory of concepts as basic constituents of propositions; (ii) to maintain that the notion of pleonastic entity is not robust enough for (...)
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  19. Massimiliano Vignolo (2004). Sull'olismo Semantico. Rivista di Filosofia 95 (3):493-510.
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  20. Massimiliano Vignolo (2001). Nomi propri, descrizioni definite e contenuti proposizionali. Su un fraintendimento di Kripke. Epistemologia 24 (1):123-146.
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