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  1. The Causes of War and Peace.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Philosophy and Literature 30 (2):484-495.
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  2. Economy of Expression and Aesthetic Pleasure.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (4):615-630.
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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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  4. Giocare Per Forza Critica Della Società Del Divertimento.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1995
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    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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    Theories and Practices.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - The Monist 70 (2):212-222.
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    Mathematics and Poetry.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Inquiry 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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    Set Theory and Free Logic.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1976 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (1):1 - 15.
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  9. 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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    Free From What?Ermanno Bencivenga - 1990 - Erkenntnis 33 (1):9 - 21.
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    Free Semantics for Indefinite Descriptions.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1978 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):389 - 405.
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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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    Kant's Copernican Revolution.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
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    Strong Completeness of a Pure Free Logic.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1985 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 31 (1-6):35-38.
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    Semantic Tableaux for A Logic With Identity.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1981 - Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik 27 (16-17):241-247.
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  16. Logic Bivalence and Denotation.Ermanno Bencivenga, Karel Lambert & Bas C. Van Fraassen - 1986
     
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    Empirical Private Languages and the Perfect Simulator.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1991 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 41:99-104.
    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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    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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    The Reason for the Guilt.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2016 - Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 3 (1):9-10.
    I may feel guilty for situations and events in which I seemed to play no causal role, which (it would seem) would have been exactly the same had I never existed. What is the reason for this guilt? The paper argues that it is to be found in a sense of universal connectedness: I take myself to always make a difference, no matter how distant I appear to be from anything that happens.
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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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    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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    Obituary.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1988 - Topoi 7 (3):187-187.
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    A Note on Descartes and Eternal Truths.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1999 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 57:1-5.
    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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  24. Consciousness and Intentionality: A Kantian Perspective.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2007 - Epistemologia 30 (2):197-210.
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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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    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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    Grundfragen der Erkenntnistheorie.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (2):395-396.
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    On Good and Bad Arguments.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):247 - 259.
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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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    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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    A Note on Gaunilo's Lost Island.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (3):583-587.
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    On the Very Possibility of a Formal Logic and Why Dialectical Logic Cannot Be One.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2015 - Philosophical Forum 46 (3):275-286.
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    Supervaluations and Theories.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 21:89-98.
    When applying supervaluations to the analysis of a theory, one may encounter the following problem: in supervaluational semantics, contingent statements often have existential presuppositions, and these presuppositions may either contradict the theory or make the application of supervaluations pointless. The most natural way of handling this problem consists in revising the semantics each time a specific theory is considered, and in making the status of the axioms of the theory technically indistinguishable from that of logical truths. Philosophically, this position has (...)
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    Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing, by Danielle Macbeth.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2015 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (2):397-400.
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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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    Play and Games.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2015 - Common Knowledge 21 (3):379-389.
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    A Specious Puzzle.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1993 - Erkenntnis 38 (1):131 - 133.
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    Identity, Appearances, and Things in Themselves.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (3):421-437.
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    The Primacy of Ethics.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2008 - Epistemologia 31 (2):299-306.
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    Analyticity and Analytical Truth.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1986 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (1):14-19.
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    A Possibility-Free Logic of Descriptions.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1984 - Archive for Mathematical Logic 24 (1):159-165.
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    The Philosopher's Apprentice Shop.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (2):145-150.
    If graduate school is a kind of professional school, then graduate school in philosophy should train students in the many facets of the profession. This paper describes the nature of the “philosophy workshop” by comparing and contrasting it to two other components of graduate school: lecture courses and research seminars. In contrast to lecture courses that provide a large quantity of information in a succinct and well-guided fashion, and research seminars that concentrate on a specific topic or line of argument, (...)
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    A New Paradigm of Meaning.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Synthese 73 (3):599 - 621.
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    Il Primo Libro di Logica. Introduzione Ai Metodi Della Logica Contemporanea.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1986 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 51 (3):827-827.
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    Again on Existence as a Predicate.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (2):125-138.
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    Meinong: A Critique From the Left.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25:461-483.
    Meinong justifies the need of his Gegenstandstheorie by presenting it as a generalization of (existing) metaphysics, in that the former deals with both existent and non-existent objects, whereas the latter used to deal with existent objects only. But this justification is disingenuous, since the notion of a non-existent object is virtually a contradiction in terms for the traditional paradigm. What Meinong is really proposing is a conceptual revolution of a Kantian variety, and we need to get clearer about the full (...)
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    The Aesthetic of Play.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (1):132-133.
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    Kant's Sadism.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1996 - Philosophy and Literature 20 (1):39-46.
  49. Una Logic Dei Termini Singolari.Ermanno Bencivenga - 1987 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 52 (2):558-561.
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    Why Three Dimensions?Ermanno Bencivenga - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 59 (1):113 - 114.
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