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    Testing the Causal Theory of Reference.Filippo Domaneschi, Massimiliano Vignolo & Simona Di Paola - 2017 - Cognition 161:1-9.
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    Testing the Causal Theory of Reference.Filippo Domaneschi, Massimiliano Vignolo & Simona Di Paola - 2017 - Cognition 161:1-9.
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    Referential Intuitions Are Still Problematic.Massimiliano Vignolo & Filippo Domaneschi - 2018 - Analysis 78 (3):472-483.
    In order to uphold the claim that referential intuitions are a reliable source of evidence for theories of reference, Machery et al. conducted an empirical research by testing truth-value judgments. First, we discuss a conceptual limitation of Machery et al. ’s experiment on truth-value judgments. Then, we present the data of an empirical survey that shows that people’s truth-value judgments are not congruent with their use of proper names. We explain why the results of our empirical research refute the conclusions (...)
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  4. Explaining the Mental: Naturalist and Non-Naturalist Approaches to Mental Acts and Processes.Carlo Penco, Michael Beaney & Massimiliano Vignolo (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
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    Assessment Sensitivity in Legal Discourse.Andrej Kristan & Massimiliano Vignolo - 2018 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):394-421.
    We explain three phenomena in legal discourse in terms of MacFarlane’s assessment-sensitive semantics: incompatible applications of law, assessments of statements about what is legally the case, and retrospective overruling. The claim is that assessment sensitivity fits in with the view, shared by many legal theorists at least with respect to hard cases, that the final adjudicator’s interpretation of legal sources is constitutive of the applied norm. We argue that there are strong analogies between certain kinds of statements in legal discourse (...)
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    Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2009 - 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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    Deflationism, Truth-Aptness and Non-Factualism.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2008 - 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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    Referential/Attributive: The Explanatory Gap of the Contextualist Theory.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2012 - 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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    A Defence of Fregean Propositions.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2006 - Disputatio 2 (21):1 - 26.
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    Is Truth a Genuine Property?Massimiliano Vignolo - 2006 - In Paolo Valore (ed.), Topics on General and Formal Ontology. Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher. pp. 267.
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    Does Deflationism Lead Necessarily to Minimalism About Truth-Aptness?Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - 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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    Propositions: What They Could and What They Could Not Be.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2006 - 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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    On the Truth-Conditional Relevance of Modes of Presentation.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2013 - Disputatio 5 (35):57-66.
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    What Incompleteness Arguments Are and What They Are Not.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2014 - 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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    Sull'olismo Semantico.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2004 - Rivista di Filosofia 95 (3):493-510.
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    Web of Data and Web of Entities: Identity and Reference in Interlinked Data in the Semantic Web.Paolo Bouquet, Heiko Stoermer & Massimiliano Vignolo - 2012 - 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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    Horowich and Miller on Dispositionalist Theories of Meaning.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2008 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 4 (1):77-93.
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    The Ontology of Products.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - 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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    Saving Uniqueness.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2015 - Philosophia 43 (4):1177-1198.
    The purpose of this paper is to present a theory of referential uses of definite descriptions that is alternative to Neale’s theory of Gödelian completions but nonetheless assumes two tenets of Neale’s view: the Russellian analysis of definite descriptions is basically correct, i.e. definite descriptions are quantified NPs and referential uses are not to be explained in terms of the Gricean distinction between what is said and what is meant. The proposition said is the intuitive content of an assertion as (...)
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    Contextualism, Pragmatics and Definite Descriptions.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2011 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 7 (2):291-307.
    Contextualism, Pragmatics and Definite Descriptions Very few philosophers and linguists doubt that definite descriptions have attributive uses and referential uses. The point of disagreement concerns whether the difference in uses is grounded on a difference in meaning. The Ambiguity Theory holds while the Implicature Theory denies that definite descriptions are ambiguous expressions, having an attributive meaning and a referential meaning. Contextualists have attempted to steer between the Ambiguity Theory and the Implicature Theory. I claim that the early contextualist account provided (...)
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    Značenje, klasična logika i semantički realizam.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - Prolegomena 9 (1):25-44.
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    Meaning, Classical Logic and Semantic Realism.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - Prolegomena 9 (1):25-44.
    I argue that there are two ways of construing Wittgenstein’s slogan that meaning is use. One accepts the view that the notion of meaning must be explained in terms of truth-theoretic notions and is committed to the epistemic conception of truth. The other keeps the notion of meaning and the truth-theoretic notions apart and is not committed to the epistemic conception of truth. I argue that Dummett endorses the first way of construing Wittgenstein’s slogan. I address the issue by discussing (...)
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    What Incompleteness Arguments Tell Us About Semantics and Linguistic Competence.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2014 - In Piotr Stalmaszczyk (ed.), Semantics and Beyond: Philosophical and Linguistic Inquiries. De Gruyter. pp. 271-290.
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    Abstracting Propositions: How Many of Them Do We Need?Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - Conceptus: Zeitschrift Fur Philosophie 39 (95):7-30.
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  25. Why Non-Factualists Should Love Conceptual Role Semantics.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2010 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 80 (1):1-19.
    I argue that conceptual role semantics gives non-factualism the resources to overcome two difficulties: the problem posed by faultless disagreements and the Frege-Geach problem.
     
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    Introduzione alle logiche modali.Marcello Frixione, Samuele Iaquinto & Massimiliano Vignolo - 2016 - Roma-Bari: Laterza.
    La logica modale è nata per studiare i ragionamenti su ciò che è possibile e ciò che è necessario. Negli ultimi decenni, a partire dal lavoro di logici e filosofi quali Rudolf Carnap, Saul Kripke e David Lewis, la sua applicazione è stata progressivamente estesa ad altri ambiti, quali il ragionamento sul tempo, sulla conoscenza e sui sistemi di norme. Queste ricerche hanno condotto a un complesso e intrigante dialogo con alcune fondamentali branche della filosofia: la metafisica, l’epistemologia, la filosofia (...)
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  27. Proceedings of the 4th Latin Meeting in Analytic Philosophy.Carlo Penco, Massimiliano Vignolo, Valeria Ottonelli & Cristina Amoretti (eds.) - 2007 - Genoa: University of Genoa.
  28. Afferrare Pensieri Gli Atteggiamenti Proposizionali Dopo Frege E Russell.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2001
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  29. Nomi propri, descrizioni definite e contenuti proposizionali. Su un fraintendimento di Kripke.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2001 - Epistemologia 24 (1):123-146.
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  30. Propositions: What They Could and What They Could Not Be.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2006 - Abstracta 2 (2):129-147.
    I defend the Fregean model of propositions: propositions are the referents of that-clauses and structured entities made of concepts. Schiffer has presented a group of arguments against the Fregean model and advanced an alternative view: propositions are unstructured pleonastic entities. My purpose is twofold: to counter each of his arguments sketching the guidelines for a theory of concepts as basic constituents of propositions; to maintain that the notion of pleonastic entity is not robust enough for claiming the existence of propositions.
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  31. Use Against Scepticism.Massimiliano Vignolo - 2009 - Cambridge Scholars Press.