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  • Publication
    Nichilismo mereologico
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Oliani, Andrea
    Mereological nihilism is the thesis that there are no composite objects such as people, mountains, trees, planets, smartphones, molecules, ..., but, maybe, only mereologically simple objects arranged peoplewise, mountainwise, treewise, .... Maybe though, since nihilism can be spelled out in many ways. This paper offers a critical introduction to nihilism, its motivations, and dialectical strategies. An emphasis is given to the presentation of its various forms, from the more to the less popular and standard, the main anti-nihilistic objections, and the possible nihilistic replies.
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    Logiche paraconsistenti
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Vettore, Andrea
    A paraconsistent logic is a logic in which the inference rule (ECQ): a˄¬a|- b is not valid. After settling the preliminaries in section 1, in section 2 I present the motivations for paraconsistency; in section 3 I present the justification of (ECQ), which lies in a seemingly straightforward proof of this rule, and identify the possible strategies to block the proof. The following sections are devoted to the analysis of the various alternatives: devising partially paraconsistent logics, invalidating the disjunctive syllogism, invalidating the transitivity of logical consequence, and rejecting the uniqueness of disjunction.
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    Yehoshua Bar-Hillel
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Pistoia-Reda, Salvatore
    This text discusses Yehoshua Bar-Hillel's contribution to theoretical linguistics, the philosophy of language and of science, and cybernetics. While building on a solid logical framework, Bar-Hillel forcefully contended that the study of language demanded a synthesis of approaches, and that theorists from different fields should come together and contribute to a scientifically accurate image of language. Here we provide a detailed discussion of his theoretical motivation and of his main achievements in the areas of formal pragmatics, universal semantics and machine translation.
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    Pietro Abelardo
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Binini, Irene
    The following profile retraces the life and philosophical works of the 12th-century logician Peter Abelard (1079-1142), highlighting the relevance and originality of his thought in the fields of logic and metaphysics. The description particularly focuses on the many affinities that could be established between Abelard's approach to philosophy and the contemporary analytical approach, affinities that are found both at the level of content and at a methodological level. The main parallels that will be considered concern logical questions, and especially the relationship between natural and formal language, as well as the other questions in the fields of ontology, semantics and the philosophy of language.
      185  273
  • Publication
    Carla Bagnoli, Teoria della Responsabilità, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019, pp. 424
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021)
    Zipoli Caiani, Silvano
    Responsibility plays a key role in the social life of all of us. But what is responsibility and what are the criteria that make it possible to attribute responsibility to someone? Carla Bagnoli's book offers valuable answers to these fundamental questions, identifying the "sensitivity to norms" as an explanatory condition of responsibility.
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