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    Towards a Formal Account of Identity Criteria.Massimiliano Carrara & Silvia Gaio - 2012 - In Majda Trobok Nenad Miščević & Berislav Žarnić (eds.), Between Logic and Reality. Springer. pp. 227--242.
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    Approximating Identity Criteria.Massimiliano Carrara & Silvia Gaio - unknown
    Identity criteria are used to confer ontological respectability: Only entities with clearly determined identity criteria are ontologically acceptable. From a logical point of view, identity criteria should mirror the identity relation in being reflexive, symmetrical, and transitive. However, this logical constraint is only rarely met. More precisely, in some cases, the relation representing the identity condition fails to be transitive. We consider the proposals given so far to give logical adequacy to inadequate identity conditions. We focus on the most refined (...)
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    On the Logical Adequacy of Identity Criteria.Massimiliano Carrara & Silvia Gaio - unknown
    From a logical point of view, identity criteria should mirror the identity relation in being reflexive, symmetrical, and transitive. However, the relation representing the identity condition fails to be transitive in many cases. We consider the proposals given so far to give logical adequacy to inadequate identity conditions. We focus on the most refined proposal and expand its formal framework by taking into account two further aspects that we consider essential in the formal treatment of identity criteria: contexts and granular (...)
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    2.4. Criteri d’identità e adeguatezza logica.Massimiliano Carrara & Silvia Gaio - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 49:141-160.
    Aim of the paper is to make some steps towards a formal characterization of identity criteria. First of all, we analyse some logical requirements identity criteria are supposed to satisfy and observe that some commonly used identity criteria fail to meet some of them. We focus in particular on the equivalence requirement. We consider then the proposals which have been given so far and aimed at providing logical adequacy to non-equivalent identity conditions. To this purpose, we analyse Williamson’s and De (...)
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    2.4. Criteri d’identità e adeguatezza logica.Massimiliano Carrara & Silvia Gaio - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 49:141-160.
    Aim of the paper is to make some steps towards a formal characterization of identity criteria. First of all, we analyse some logical requirements identity criteria are supposed to satisfy and observe that some commonly used identity criteria fail to meet some of them. We focus in particular on the equivalence requirement. We consider then the proposals which have been given so far and aimed at providing logical adequacy to non-equivalent identity conditions. To this purpose, we analyse Williamson’s and De (...)
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    Two Arguments against Antirealism in Relation to Artefact Kinds.Marzia Soavi, Silvia Gaio & Massimiliano Carrara - 2014 - In Javier Cumpa, Greg Jesson & Guido Bonino (eds.), Defending Realism: Ontological and Epistemological Investigations. De Gruyter. pp. 9-28.
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    A Granular Account For Gradable Adjectives.Silvia Gaio - 2009 - Logique Et Analyse 52.
    In this paper I consider one kind of vague linguistic expression: adjec- tives like tall, big, expensive. These are called gradable adjectives. The most well-known linguistic theories that account for them are the so-called degree-based theories. In this paper I present a formal model that accounts for vague gradable adjectives as an alternative to degree-based theories. The model is built on two basic ingredients: (i) comparison classes and (ii) gran- ular partitions. (i) Comparison classes are introduced to account for the (...)
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  8. The principle of non contradiction. The debate on dialetheism.Silvia Gaio - 2006 - Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 35 (1-2).
     
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    Vagueness and Identity. A Granular Approach.Silvia Gaio - 2010 - Dissertation, University of Padova
    In this research work I take into account the relation of indistinguishability. This relation seems to be prima facie reflexive, symmetric and transitive; in short, an equivalence relation. However, there are some cases where the relation under consideration fails to be transitive. In this thesis I will discuss two of those cases: vagueness of gradabale adjectives and count nouns, and identity criteria involving perceptual phenomena. My research attempts to answer the following question: how is it possible to communicate and to (...)
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  10. Temporal Parts: Ted Sider. [REVIEW]Daniele Chiffi & Silvia Gaio - 2011 - Humana Mente 4 (19).
     
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