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    Aristotle on Meaning
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (3): 253-280. 2011.
    This paper shows that Aristotle's De Interpretatione does not separate syntax from semantics. Linguistic sentences are not syntactic entities, and non-linguistic meanings are not semantic propositions expressed by linguistic sentences. In fact, Aristotle resorts to a mental conception of meaning, distinguishing linguistic meanings in a given language from non-linguistic mental contents in relation to actual things: while the former are not the same for all, the latter are shared by everyone. Ari…Read more
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    Aristotle on Modality and Predicative Necessity
    International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (1): 5-21. 2013.
    Many logicians have tried to formalize a modal logic from the Prior Analytics, but the general view is that Aristotle has failed to offer a consistent modal logic there. This paper explains that Aristotle is not interested in modal logic as such. Modalities for him pertain to the relations of predication, without challenging the assertoric system of deductions simpliciter. Thus, demonstrations or dialectical deductions have modal predicates and yet are still deductions simpliciter. It is a matte…Read more
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    Aristotle on Deduction and Inferential Necessity
    Review of Metaphysics 67 (1): 29-54. 2013.
    Aristotle’s Prior Analytics identifies deductions simpliciter with inferential necessity, so that a deduced conclusion is necessarily inferred from some premises. Modern logical reconstructions claim that inferential necessity in Aristotle corresponds to logical validity. However, this logical reconstruction fails on two accounts. First, logical validity does not highlight Aristotle’s distinction between inferential necessity and predicative necessity, meaning that the inferential necessity of a…Read more
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    Mathematical continua and the intuitive idea of continuity
    Dissertation, University of Edinburgh. 2006.
  • Aristotle on Time, Plurality and Continuity
    History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 12 (1): 190-205. 2009.