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    Attitudes towards scientific knowledge: social dispositions and personality traits
    with Marco Tommasi, Paolo Petricca, and Giorgio Cozzolino
    Synthese 1-21. forthcoming.
    The present pilot study investigates the relationships between scientific ignorance and several individual attitudes, personality traits and cultural behaviors. Starting from well-established practices and standards of psychometric analysis, our work has produced a complex cross-scalar survey of scientific competency between students attending an art and multimedia high school. Data are classified through six scales about self-esteem, scientific attitudes, paranormal beliefs, scientific competen…Read more
  •  10
    A Geometrical Representation of the Basic Laws of Categorial Grammar
    with V. Abrusci
    Studia Logica 105 (3): 479-520. 2017.
    We present a geometrical analysis of the principles that lay at the basis of Categorial Grammar and of the Lambek Calculus. In Abrusci it is shown that the basic properties known as Residuation laws can be characterized in the framework of Cyclic Multiplicative Linear Logic, a purely non-commutative fragment of Linear Logic. We present a summary of this result and, pursuing this line of investigation, we analyze a well-known set of categorial grammar laws: Monotonicity, Application, Expansion, T…Read more
  • Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics volume 25 (edited book)
    with Lorenzo Magnani
    Springer. 2016.
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    A Geometrical Representation of the Basic Laws of Categorial Grammar
    with V. Abrusci
    Studia Logica 105 (3): 479-520. 2017.
    We present a geometrical analysis of the principles that lay at the basis of Categorial Grammar and of the Lambek Calculus. In Abrusci it is shown that the basic properties known as Residuation laws can be characterized in the framework of Cyclic Multiplicative Linear Logic, a purely non-commutative fragment of Linear Logic. We present a summary of this result and, pursuing this line of investigation, we analyze a well-known set of categorial grammar laws: Monotonicity, Application, Expansion, T…Read more
  •  5
    Universal vs. particular reasoning: a study with neuroimaging techniques
    with V. M. Abrusci, M. T. Medaglia, and C. Porcaro
    Logic Journal of the IGPL 21 (6): 1017-1027. 2013.
  •  31
    Applying Pregroups to Italian Statements and Questions
    Studia Logica 87 (2-3): 253-268. 2007.
    We know from the literature in theoretical linguistics that interrogative constructions in Italian have particular syntactic properties, due to the liberal word order and the rich inflectional system. In this paper we show that the calculus of pregroups represents a flexible and efficient computational device for the analysis and derivation of Italian sentences and questions. In this context the distinction between direct vs. indirect statements and questions is explored.
  •  32
    A tale of four grammars
    with Joachim Lambek
    Studia Logica 71 (3): 315-329. 2002.
    In this paper we consider the relations existing between four deductive systems that have been called categorial grammars and have relevant connections with linguistic investigations: the syntactic calculus, bilinear logic, compact bilinear logic and Curry''s semantic calculus.