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  1. Free Logics.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2002 - In D. M. Gabbay & F. Guenthner (eds.), Handbook of Philosophical Logic, 2nd Edition. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 147--196.
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    An Epistemic Theory of Reference.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (12):785-805.
    THIS ARTICLE PRESENTS A THEORY OF REFERENCE AS AN INTENTIONAL ACT, INDEPENDENT OF THE METAPHYSICAL ASSUMPTION OF THE EXISTENCE OF A REAL (AND COMMON) WORLD. ACCORDING TO THE THEORY, SPEAKERS REFER TO ENTITIES IN THEIR COGNITIVE SPACES. DIFFERENT SPEAKERS HAVE DIFFERENT SPACES, WHICH AT ANY GIVEN TIME MIRROR THEIR BELIEF-SYSTEMS AT THAT TIME. OBJECTS IN COGNITIVE SPACES ARE DISTINGUISHED FROM IDEAS, "SINNE", AND MEINONGIAN NON-EXISTENTS, AND SEVERAL DIFFICULTIES OF THE THEORY ARE DISCUSSED: AMONG THEM, HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNICATION AND TRUTH.
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    Free Semantics for Indefinite Descriptions.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1978 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):389 - 405.
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    On Good and Bad Arguments.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):247 - 259.
  5. Hegel’s Dialectical Logic.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    This clear, accessible account of Hegelian logic makes a case for its enormous seductiveness, its surprising presence in the collective consciousness, and the dangers associated therewith. Offering comprehensive coverage of Hegel's important works, Bencivenga avoids getting bogged down in short-lived scholarly debates to provide a work of permanent significance and usefulness.
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    Existence, Truth and Provability.Ermanno Bencivenga & Hugues LeBlanc - 1985 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (1):227.
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    A Note on Gaunilo’s Lost Island.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (3):583-587.
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    A Free Logic with Simple and Complex Predicates.Karel Lambert & Ermanno Bencivenga - 1986 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (2):247-256.
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    A Theory of Language and Mind.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1997 - University of California Press.
    In his most recent book, Ermanno Bencivenga offers a stylistically and conceptually exciting investigation of the nature of language, mind, and personhood and the many ways the three connect. Bencivenga, one of the most iconoclastic voices to emerge in contemporary American philosophy, contests the basic assumptions of analytic approaches to these topics. His exploration leads through fascinating discussions of education, courage, pain, time and history, selfhood, subjectivity and objectivity, reality, facts, the empirical, power and transgression, silence, privacy and publicity, and (...)
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    Kant's Copernican Revolution.Ermanno BENCIVENGA - 1987 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    This is a highly original, wide-ranging, and unorthodox discourse on the idea of philosophy contained in Kant's major work, the Critique of Pure Reason. Bencivenga proposes a novel explanation of the Critique's celebrated "obscurity." This great obstacle to reading Kant, Bencivenga argues, has nothing to do with Kant's being a bad writer or with his having anything very complicated to say; rather, it is the natural result of the kind of operation Kant was performing: a universal conceptual revolution. Bencivenga contends (...)
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  11. The Causes of War and Peace.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Philosophy and Literature 30 (2):484-495.
    Tolstoy’s War and Peace is a magnificent work; as any such work, it can be read in a variety of ways and be found to teach us important lessons at a number of independent levels. Here I want to look at it as an extended meditation on historical causality---and, by implication, on causality, period. So I will not be taking it for granted that it is a novel; I will be treating it as if it were an outcome of the (...)
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    Truth, Correspondence, and Non-Denoting Singular Terms.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1980 - Philosophia 9 (2):219-229.
    The correspondence theory of truth provides standard semantics with a simple scheme for evaluating sentences. This scheme however depends on the existence of basic correspondences between singular terms and objects, And thus breaks down in the case of non-Denoting singular terms. An alternative to the correspondence theory is thus called for in dealing with such terms. The author criticizes various positions discussed in the literature in this regard, And then presents a solution of his own.
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    Set Theory and Free Logic.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1976 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (1):1 - 15.
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    Fuzzy Reasoning.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2012 - Common Knowledge 18 (2):229-238.
    A logic is a doctrine of the logos, that is, of meaningful discourse; hence the first thing we expect from it is an account of what makes the logos meaningful — of what a meaning is. There is no single such doctrine or account: it is part of the immense richness of meaningful discourse that we can shift back and forth between several logics — several organized ways of reasoning, of providing reasons or grounds for our claims. Building on previous (...)
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    Free From What?Ermanno Bencivenga - 1990 - Erkenntnis 33 (1):9 - 21.
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    Discriminating From Within.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1998 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 28 (3):217–221.
    A classic experiment by Henri Tajfel provides evidence for the conclusion that the division of a group into subgroups is enough to trigger discriminatory behavior, even if there is no reason for such behavior in terms of the individual’s own interest. I don’t challenge that conclusion; but I question an implicit assumption which is suggested by the experimental setup and by the language used by Tajfel in describing the experiment. The assumption is that an initially coherent group will typically experience (...)
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    Ethics Vindicated: Kant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Can we regard ourselves as having free will? What is the place of values in a world of facts? What grounds the authority of moral injunctions, and why should we care about them? Unless we provide satisfactory answers to these questions, ethics has no credible status and is likely to be subsumed by psychology, history, or rational decision theory. According to Ermanno Bencivenga, this outcome is both common and regrettable. Bencivenga points to Immanuel Kant for the solution. Kant's philosophy is (...)
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    Una Logic Dei Termini Singolari.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (2):558-561.
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    Mathematics and Poetry.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):158 – 169.
    Since Descartes, mathematics has been dominated by a reductionist tendency, whose success would seem to promise greater certainty: the fewer basic objects mathematics can be understood as dealing with, and the fewer principles one is forced to assume about these objects, the easier it will be to establish a secure foundation for it. But this tendency has had the effect of sharply limiting the expressive power of mathematics, in a way that is made especially apparent by its disappointing applications to (...)
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    A New Modal Language with the Λ Operator.Ermanno Bencivenga & Peter W. Woodruff - 1981 - Studia Logica 40 (4):383 - 389.
    A system of modal logic with the operator is proposed, and proved complete. In contrast with a previous one by Stalnaker and Thomason, this system does not require two categories of singular terms.
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    Dancing Souls.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2002 - Lexington Books.
    In Dancing Souls Bencivenga addresses the crucial question of how the subject can be one and multiple at the same time. He finds that this phenomenon is like the disciplined movement of the dancer through space. Bencivenga explores the structure of this ontological betweenness in its various levels of complexity from the most intimately personal to the communal and the political.
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    Again on Existence as a Predicate.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (2):125-138.
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    The Ineliminability of E! In Free Quantification Theory Without Identity.Robert K. Meyer, Ermanno Bencivenga & Karel Lambert - 1982 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 11 (2):229 - 231.
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    Are Arithmetical Truths Analytic? New Results in Free Set Theory.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1977 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (1):319 - 330.
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    Identity, Appearances, and Things in Themselves.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (3):421-437.
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    The Discipline of Subjectivity: An Essay on Montaigne.Ermanno BENCIVENGA - 1993 - Noûs 27 (3):403.
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  27. Adding a Few Names.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1989 - Logique Et Analyse 32 (25):157.
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  28. An Infinite Given Magnitude.Ermanno Bencivenga - forthcoming - History of Philosophy Quarterly.
     
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    Anselm’s Logic: Constructing God.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2020 - Philosophical Forum 51 (4):413-414.
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    A Note on Descartes and Eternal Truths.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1999 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 57 (1):1-5.
    The famous passage from Descartes' Sixth Meditation (54), proving that I am distinct from my body, is analysed in a way that it presupposes the following argument: (1) God can make X and Y distinct. (2) I f God can make X and Y distinct, then X and Y are distinct. (3) Therefore, X and Y are distinct. (2) is shown up as the crucial premise, several objections to it and possible ways out are discussed with the result that Descartes (...)
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    A Note on Descartes and Eternal Truths.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1999 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 57 (1):1-5.
    The famous passage from Descartes' Sixth Meditation, proving that I am distinct from my body, is analysed in a way that it presupposes the following argument: God can make X and Y distinct. I f God can make X and Y distinct, then X and Y are distinct. Therefore, X and Y are distinct. is shown up as the crucial premise, several objections to it and possible ways out are discussed with the result that Descartes needs to avoid references to (...)
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    A New Paradigm of Meaning.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Synthese 73 (3):599 - 621.
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  33. An Old Problem About Identity.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1983 - Conceptus: Zeitschrift Fur Philosophie 17 (40-41):91-100.
     
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  34. A Possibility-Free Logic of Descriptions.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Archive for Mathematical Logic 24 (1):159-165.
     
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    A Specious Puzzle.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1993 - Erkenntnis 38 (1):131 - 133.
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    Big Data and Transcendental Philosophy.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2017 - Philosophical Forum 48 (2):135-142.
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  37. Consciousness and Intentionality: A Kantian Perspective.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2007 - Epistemologia 30 (2):197-210.
  38. Carol A. Kates, Pragmatics and Semantics: An Empiricist Theory Reviewed By.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1982 - Philosophy in Review 2 (6):279-282.
  39. Carol A. Kates, Pragmatics and Semantics: An Empiricist Theory. [REVIEW]Ermanno Bencivenga - 1982 - Philosophy in Review 2:279-282.
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    Descartes, Dreaming, and Professor Wilson.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1983 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (1):75-85.
    In her book "descartes", Margaret wilson proposes a new interpretation of the dreaming argument. According to this interpretation, Descartes does not reach his conclusion via a subconclusion that I cannot be certain that I am not dreaming (as was claimed by more traditional authors such as moore, Malcolm, Frankfurt, And walsh), But rather directly, By pointing out that I cannot be certain that waking experience is veridical. The present article examines the arguments supporting wilson's interpretation, And finds them to be (...)
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  41. Die Referenzproblematik: Eine Einführung in Die Analytische Sprachphilosophie.Ermanno Bencivenga & Georg Dorn - 1987 - Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften.
    Dieses Buch bietet eine elementare, in sich geschlossene Einführung in die analytische Sprachphilosophie anhand einer systematischen und chronologischen Behandlung der Referenzproblematik: Welche Rollen spielen die singulären Terme in natürlichen Sprachen? Es werden die Lösungsversuche Meinongs, Freges, Russells, Carnaps, Strawsons, Donnellans und Kripkes rekonstruiert und miteinander verglichen. Jeder der Beiträge dieser bedeutenden analytischen Philosophen wird unter drei Gesichtspunkten betrachtet. Erstens: Was leistet er zur Lösung des Problems der leeren Referenz? Zweitens: Was leistet er zur Lösung des Problems des ausgeschlossenen Dritten? Drittens: (...)
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  42. Economy of Expression and Aesthetic Pleasure.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (4):615-630.
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    Empirical Private Languages and the Perfect Simulator.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1991 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 41 (1):99-104.
    In an attempt at fleshing out the thesis that religious (and other similar) experiences cannot be attributed to an individual on the basis of outer behaviour alone, the hypothesis is entertained of somebody who decides, at a certain point in his life, to fool everybody into beUeving that he is a reUgious beUever. This person, it is claimed, lacks the inner conviction that is crucial to religious experiences. Does this claim fall prey to Wittgenstein-like objections to the possibility of a (...)
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  44. Empirical Private Languages and the Perfect Simulator.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1991 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 41 (1):99-104.
    In an attempt at fleshing out the thesis that religious experiences cannot be attributed to an individual on the basis of outer behaviour alone, the hypothesis is entertained of somebody who decides, at a certain point in his life, to fool everybody into beUeving that he is a reUgious beUever. This person, it is claimed, lacks the inner conviction that is crucial to religious experiences. Does this claim fall prey to Wittgenstein-like objections to the possibility of a private language? It (...)
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  45. Filosofia in Gioco.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2013 - Laterza.
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  46. Free Semantics.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1981 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 47 (31--48).
  47. Giochiamo Con la Filosofia.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1990
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    Grundfragen der Erkenntnistheorie.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):395-396.
    A translation of the title of this book would be Fundamental Questions of Epistemology, but the book is something more and something less than a treatise on the subject. It is something more because its central part is essentially concerned with two metaphysical issues: the Realism-Idealism controversy and the mind-body problem. The reason for this is that according to Kutschera metaphysics and epistemology are strictly connected: "Our assumptions on the nature of the external world depend on our opinions about the (...)
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  49. Giocare Per Forza: Critica Della Società Del Divertimento.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1995 - Mondadori.
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    Hugues Leblanc. Preface. Existence, Truth, and Provability, by Hugues Leblanc, State University of New York Press, Albany1982, Pp. Ix–X. - Hugues Leblanc. Introduction. Existence, Truth, and Provability, by Hugues Leblanc, State University of New York Press, Albany1982, Pp. 3–16. - Hugues Leblanc and T. Hailperin. Non-Designating Singular Terms. A Revised Reprint of XXV 87. Existence, Truth, and Provability, by Hugues Leblanc, State University of New York Press, Albany1982, Pp. 17–21. - Hugues Leblanc and R. H. Thomason. Completeness Theorems for Some Presupposition-Free Logics. A Revised Reprint of XXXVII 424. Existence, Truth, and Provability, by Hugues Leblanc, State University of New York Press, Albany1982, Pp. 22–57. - Hugues Leblanc and R. K. Meyer. On Prefacing ⊃ A with : A Free Quantification Theory Without Identity. Existence, Truth, and Provability, by Hugues Leblanc, State University of New York Press, Albany1982, Pp. 58–75. , Pp. 447–462. - Hugues Leblanc. Truth-Value Seman. [REVIEW]Ermanno Bencivenga - 1985 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 50 (1):227-231.
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