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  1. Structural Universals and Formal Relations.Joan Pagés - 2002 - 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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    Structural Universals And Formal Relations.Joan Pagés - 2002 - 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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    Truthmakers for Negatives.Joan Pagès - 2009 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 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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    Identidad de tipos y hacedores de verdad (Identity of Types and Tuthmakers].Joan Pagés - 2001 - 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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    Armstrong on the Role of Laws in Counterfactual Supporting.Joan Pages - 1997 - 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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    Armstrong on the Role of Laws in Counterfactual Supporting.Joan Pages - 1997 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 12 (2):337-342.
    Armstrong 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 for. (...)
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  7. Causalidad, dependencia contrafáctica e influencia.Joan Pagès - 2003 - Análisis Filosófico 23 (2):193-236.
    This paper offers a critical overview of Lewis’ theory of singular causation running from his origins to his last words on the issue . In sections 1 and 2, I characterize Lewis’ original theory of causation backed in terms of counterfactual dependence as opposed to regularity theories and also his two 1986a proposals of modification, prompted by cases of late preemption. In section 4, I examine the main problems of the 1986a proposals which lead Lewis to his last analysis of (...)
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    El análisis de semejanza de las propiedades.Joan Pagès - 2000 - Endoxa 1 (13):33.
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    EI Realismo Nómico de Universales: Algunos Problemas (Nomical Universal Realism: Some Problems).Joan Pagès - 2001 - 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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    EI realismo nómico de universales: algunos problemas.Joan Pagès - 2001 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 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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    ¿ Hacia dónde va la enseñanza de la historia y de las ciencias sociales? Apuntes para la comprensión de un debate.Joan Pagés - 2001 - Endoxa 1 (14):261.
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    Nomianlismos de propiedades.Joan Pagès - 2000 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 20:53-74.
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  13. The analysis of similarity of the properties.Joan Pages - 2000 - Endoxa 13:33-54.
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  14. Truthmaking and Supervenience.Joan Pagès - 2005 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 20 (2):191-197.
    In his criticism of Armstrong’s argument against nominalism, Parsons makes a crucial use of a notion of truthmaking in terms of weak supervenience which assumedly: does not entail truthmaker essentialism, is neutral as to the issue of nominalism, and 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 terms of strong supervenience (...)
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  15. Terricabras, J.M. : "A Wittgenstein Symposium". [REVIEW]Joan Pagés - 1995 - Anuario Filosófico 28 (2):497.
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  16. Tropos: teorías monocategoriales versus teorías bicategoriales.Joan Pagès - 2000 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):33-56.
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  17. Universales complejos.Joan Pagès - 1999 - Agora 18 (2):131-145.
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  18. Universales y sustratos.Joan Pagés - 2000 - Análisis Filosófico 20 (1-2):73-116.
    The general aim of this paper is to defend a theory of properties grounded on universals and the notion of substratum. We offer first a brief survey of some problems concerning the attribution of properties to objects and the similarity of objects. We next characterize the notion of universal by contrasting universals against other entities that have often been postulated in order to account for the mentioned problems. Besides, we distinguish two different theories of properties, both based on the notion (...)
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