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    Bases for an Action Logic to Model Negative Modes of Actions
    In Pavel Arazim & Tomáš Lávička (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2017, College Publications. 2018.
    Currently available systems of action deontic logic are not designed to model procedures to assess the conduct of an agent which take into account the intentions of the agent and the circumstances in which she is acting. Yet, procedures of this kind are essential to determine what counts as culpable not doing. In light of this, we design an action logic, AL, in which it is possible to distinguish actions that are objectively possible for an agent, viz. there are no objective impediments for the …Read more
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    Enriching Deontic Logic
    Journal of Logic and Computation 1 1-23. 2018.
    It is well known that systems of action deontic logic emerging from a standard analysis of permission in terms of possibility of doing an action without incurring in a violation of the law are subject to paradoxes. In general, paradoxes are acknowledged as such if we have intuitions telling us that things should be different. The aim of this paper is to introduce a paradox-free deontic action system by (i) identifying the basic intuitions leading to the emergence of the paradoxes and (ii) exploi…Read more
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    The metaphysics of properties and relations
    Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior 6 (2): 76-113. 2015.
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    Intentionality is traditionally defined as the property of a mental state to be directed at something presented in a particular way. The fact that we can think about objects which do not exist makes this definition problematic: what kind of things are those objects? The aim of this paper is to analyse the definition of intentionality as a relation in theories which do not admit non-existent special entities. In particular, I consider John R. Searle and Tim Crane’s theories of intentionality and …Read more
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    Basic Action Deontic Logic
    In O. Roy, T. Allard & W. Malte (eds.), Deontic Logic and Normative Systems, College Publications. pp. 80-92. 2016.
    The aim of this paper is to introduce a system of dynamic deontic logic in which the main problems related to the definition of deontic concepts, especially those emerging from a standard analysis of permission in terms of possibility of doing an action without incurring in a violation of the law, are solved. The basic idea is to introduce two crucial distinctions allowing us to differentiate (i) what is ideal with respect to a given code, which fixes the types of action that are abstractly pres…Read more