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  1. Claudio Calosi & Vincenzo Fano (forthcoming). Arrows, Balls and the Metaphysics of Motion. Axiomathes:1-17.
    The arrow paradox is an argument purported to show that objects do not really move. The two main metaphysics of motion, the At–At theory of motion and velocity primitivism, solve the paradox differently. It is argued that neither solution is completely satisfactory. In particular it is contended that there are no decisive arguments in favor of the claim that velocity as it is constructed in the At–At theory is a truly instantaneous property, which is a crucial assumption to solve the (...)
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  2. Claudio Calosi & Vincenzo Fano (forthcoming). A New Taxonomy of Persisting (Relativistic) Objects. Topoi:1-12.
    The paper presents a thorough exploration of the problem of persistence in a relativistic context. Using formal methods such as mereology, formal theories of location and the so called intrinsic formulation of special relativity we provide a new, more rigorous and more comprehensive taxonomy of persisting entities. This new taxonomy differs significantly from the ones that are present in the recent literature.
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  3. Claudio Calosi & Vincenzo Fano (forthcoming). A Threat for Physicalism: A New Gedankenexperiment. Epistemologia.
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  4. Claudio Calosi & Vincenzo Fano (forthcoming). Divisibility and Extension: A Note on Zeno's Argument Against Plurality and Modern Mereology. Acta Analytica:1-16.
    In this paper, we address an infamous argument against divisibility that dates back to Zeno. There has been an incredible amount of discussion on how to understand the critical notions of divisibility, extension, and infinite divisibility that are crucial for the very formulation of the argument. The paper provides new and rigorous definitions of those notions using the formal theories of parthood and location. Also, it provides a new solution to the paradox of divisibility which does not face some threats (...)
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  5. Claudio Calosi, Vincenzo Fano & Gino Tarozzi (forthcoming). Holism as an Empirically Meaningful Metaphysical Hypothesis. Epistemologia.
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  6. Vincenzo Fano (2014). Mechanical Intelligence and Godelian Arguments. Epistemologia 2:207-232.
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  7. Vincenzo Fano, Francesco Orilia & Giovanni Macchia (2014). Space and Time: A Priori and a Posteriori Studies. De Gruyter.
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  8. Claudio Calosi & Vincenzo Fano (2013). Pre-Socratic Discrete Kinematics. Disputatio 5 (35).
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  9. Vincenzo Fano, Enrico Giannetto, Giulia Giannini & Pierluigi Graziani (2012). Complessità E Riduzionismo. ISONOMIA - Epistemologica Series Editor.
    The enormous increasing of connections between people and the noteworthy enlargement of domains and methods in sciences have augmented extraordinarily the cardinality of the set of meaningful human symbols. We know that complexity is always on the way to become complication, i.e. a non-tractable topic. For this reason scholars engage themselves more and more in attempting to tame plurality and chaos. In this book distinguished scientists, philosophers and historians of science reflect on the topic from a multidisciplinary point of view. (...)
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  10. Claudio Calosi, Vincenzo Fano & Gino Tarozzi (2011). Quantum Ontology and Extensional Mereology. Foundations of Physics 41 (11):1740-1755.
    The present paper has three closely related aims. We first argue that Agazzi’s scientific realism about Quantum Mechanics is in line with Selleri’s and Tarozzi’s proposal of Quantum Waves. We then go on to formulate rigorously different metaphysical principles such as property compositional determinateness and mereological extensionalism. We argue that, contrary to widespread agreement, realism about Quantum Mechanics actually refutes only the former. Indeed we even formulate a new quantum mechanical argument in favor of extensionalism. We conclude by noting that, (...)
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  11. Vincenzo Fano (2004). Non-Materiality of Non-Locality. Foundations of Physics 34 (12):2005-2013.
    In the present paper we show that in a certain sense the violation of Bell’s inequality does not entail a real non-locality. We define materiality as the capacity to be modified; and it results that in the case of the singlet state the non-locality previewed by quantum mechanics and experimentally confirmed is not material.
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  12. Vincenzo Fano (1997). The Analogy Between Symbols and Intuitions in Modern Physics. Axiomathes 8 (1):395-410.
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  13. Roberto Poli, Luigi Dappiano, Sandro Bertoni & Vincenzo Fano (1993). Recensioni. Axiomathes 4 (1):141-154.
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