Massimiliano Carrara


  1. Composition and the Nature of Mereology

M. Carrara (with G. Lando) 2017. Composition and Relative Counting. Dialectica forthcoming [pdf]

M. Carrara (with G. Lando) 2016. Composition, Indiscernibility, Coreferentiality. Erkenntnis 81: 119-142 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2016. The Mereological foundation of Megethology. Journal of Philosophical Logic 45: 227-235 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2015. Grounding Megethology on Plural reference. Studia logica 103: 697-711 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2011. On the Infinite in mereology with pural quantification. The Review of Symbolic Logic,  4: 54 - 62 [link], [pdf]

M. Carrara (with G. Spolaore) 2011. Review ofi Achille Varzi, Il mondo messo a fuoco. Storie di allucinazioni e miopie filosofiche (The World in Focus. Stories of Philosophical Hallucinations and Myopias). Dialectica 65: 473-477 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with Enrico Martino) 2011. Four theses on the Alleged Innocence of Mereology. Humana.Mente. Journal of Philosophical Studies, 19: 57-77 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2009. On the ontological commitment of mereology. The Review of Symbolic Logic 2: 164-174 [link] [pdf]

M. Carrara (with F. Berto) 2009. To exist and to count: a note on the Minimalist view. Dialectica 63: 343-356 [link] [pdf].

M. Carrara 2005. Comments on Hughes. Dialectica 59: 481-484 [pdf].

  1. Identity

M. Carrara (with S. Gaio) 2011. Towards a Formal Account of Identity Criteria. In M. Trobok et al. (a cura di). Between Logic and Reality. Modeling inference, action, and understanding, (Logic, epistemology and the unity of science 25) Springer, Berlin: 227-242

M. Carrara (with V. Morato) 2007. Haecceitism and the problem of individuation. DS. An International Journal of the Philosophical Tradition from the Late Atiquity to the Late Middle Ages 18: 573-586 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Sacchi) 2007. Cardinality and Identity. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36: 539-556 [link], [pdf]

M. Carrara (with P. Giaretta) 2004. The Many Facets of identity Criteria. Dialectica 58: 221-232 [link] [pdf]

M. Carrara (con G. Boniolo) 2004. On Biological Identity. Biology and Philosophy 19: 443–457 [link] [pdf].

M. Carrara (with F. Martinello) 2004. What Do Symmetrical Counterexamples to the Identity Of Indiscernibles Prove? Studia Leibnitiana SH 32: 109-121

  1. Plural Arbitrary Reference and Ontological commitment (of second-order logic)

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2017. A Notion of Logical Concept Based on Plural Reference. Acta Analytica, DOI: 10.1007/s12136-017-0327-2. [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino e F. Boccuni) 2016. The Logicality of Second-Order Logic. An Analysis in Terms of Plural Arbitrary Reference and Acts of Choice. In M. Carrara, F. Moltmann and A. Arapinis) a cura di. Unity and Plurality. Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 70-90 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2014. How to Understand Arbitrary Reference. A Proposal. In E. Moriconi e L. Testoni (Eds.), Second Pisa Colloquium in Logic, Language and Epistemology. ETS, Pisa: 99-121 (ISBN: 978-88- 4674033-5) [pdf].

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2010. To be is to be the object of a possible act of choice. Studia Logica 96: 289-313 [link] [pdf].

M. Carrara (with A.C. Varzi) 2001. Ontological Commitment and Reconstructivism. Erkenntnis 55: 33-50[pdf] or [link].

  1. A Logic for assertion and denial

M. Carrara (with D. Chiffi and C. De Florio). On Assertion and Denial in the Logic for Pragmatics. Journal of Applied Logic, forthcoming. [pdf]

M. Carrara (with D. Chiffi and C. De Florio) Forthcoming. Extending and Applying a Logic for Pragmatics. Logique et Analyse,[pdf].

M. Carrara (with D. Chiffi and C. De Florio) 2017. Assertion and hypothesis: a logical framework for their opposition relations. Logic Journal of the IGPL, Online July 2016 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with G. Bellin, D. Chiffi and A. Menti) 2016. Errata Corrige to “Pragmatic and dialogic interpretation of bi-intuitionism. Part I”. Logic and Logical Philosophy, 25: 225-233 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with G. Bellin and D. Chiffi) 2015. On an Intuitionistic Logic for Pragmatics. Journal of Logic and Computation Online first july 2015 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with J. Murzi) 2015. Denial and Disagreement. Topoi 34: 109-119, 2015 [pdf].

M. Carrara (con G. Bellin, D. Chiffi A. Menti) 2014. Pragmatic and Dialogic Interpretations of Bi-Intuitionism Part I. Logic and Logical Philosophy 23: 449-480 [pdf]

  1. Paradoxes and Logical Revision

M. Carrara (con D. Chiffi e D. Sergio) 2017. A Multimodal Pragmatic Treatment of the Knowability Paradox. In G. Payette e. R. Urbaniak (a cura di). Applications of Formal Philosophy–The Road Less Travelled. Logic, Argumentation and Reasoning 14 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2016. DLEAC: A Dialetheic Logic with Exclusive Assumptions and Conclusions.Topoi, pp. 1-10. Online October 2016 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with R. Ciuni) 2015. Characterizing Logical Consequence in Para- consistent Weak Kleene. In L. Felline, A. Ledda, F. Paoli, E. Rossanese (a cura di), New Directions in Logic and Philosophy of science. College Publications, London: 107-117

M. Carrara (with J. Murzi) 2015. Paradox and Logical Revision. A short Introduction. Topoi 34: 7-14 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2014. Logical consequence and conditionals from a dialetheic perspective. Logique et Analyse, 227: 359-378 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with J. Murzi) 2014. More Reflections on Consequence. Logique et Analyse 227: 223-258 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2014. A Dialetheic Interpretation of Classical Logic. In R. Ciuni, H. Wansing, e C. Semmling (a cura di), Recent Trends in Philosophical Logic. (Trends in Logic 41) Springer, Berlin: 47-57.

M. Carrara (with D. Fassio) 2011. Why Knowledge Should Not Be Typed: An Argument against the Type Solution to the Knowability Paradox. Theoria. A Swedish Journal of Philosophy 77: 180-193 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with E. Martino) 2011. Curry’s Paradox. A new Argument for Trivialism. LPS – Logic and Philosophy of science 9: 199-206 [pdf].

  1. Logic and Semantics of Artifactual Kind Words and Metaphysics of Artifacts

M. Carrara (con. B. Jespersen e M. Duzi) 2018. Iterated Privation and Positive Predication. Journal of Applied Logic. [pdf]

M. Carrara 2016. Are Counterfeits Copies? In D. Hick and R. Schmuecker (a cura di). The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying. Bloomsbury Academic, London: 99-118, 2016

M. Carrara (with D. Mingardo) 2013. Artifact Categorization. Trends and problems. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology: 351–373 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with B. Jespersen) 2013. A new Logic of technical malfunction. Studia Logica 101: 547-58 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with S. Borgo, P. Garbacz and P. Vermaas) 2013. The design stance and its artefacts. Synthese 190: 1131-1152 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with S. Borgo, P. Garbacz and P. Vermaas) 2011. A Formalization of Functions as Operations on Flows. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 11: 031007-1-14 [pdf].

M. Carrara (con P. Garbacz e P. Vermaas) 2011. If engineering function is a family resemblance concept: Assessing three formalization strategies. Applied Ontology 6: 141 -163 [pdf]

M. Carrara (with B. Jespersen) 2011. Two conceptions of technical malfunction. Theoria. A Swedish Journal of Philosophy 77: 117-138 [pdf].

M. Carrara (con S. Borgo, P. Garbacz e P. Vermaas) 2011. Two ontology-driven formalisations of functions and their comparison. Journal of Engineering Design 22: 733-764 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with M. Soavi) 2010. Copies, Replicas and Counterfeits of artworks and artifacts. The Monist 93: 417-435 [link] [pdf]

M. Carrara (with P.E. Vermaas) 2009. The Fine-Grained Metaphysics of Artifactual and Biological Functional Kinds. Synthese 169: 125-143 [pdf], [link]

M. Carrara (with S. Borgo, P. Vermaas, e P. Garbacz) 2009. A formal ontological perspective on behaviors and functions of technical artifacts. AI EDAM. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing 23: 3-21 [link] [pdf]

M. Carrara 2009. Relative identity and the Number of Artifacts. Techne. Research in Philosophy and Technology 13: 108-122 [pdf].

M. Carrara (with M. Soavi) 2008. Ontology for Information Systems. Artefacts as a case study. Mind and Society 7: 143-156 [pdf].

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