17Amie Thomasson, Ontology Made Easy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 360 pp., $45.29 , ISBN 978‐0199385119 (review)Dialectica 71 (4): 653-660. 2017.
10Juristische ArgumentationsschemataRechtstheorie 47 (2): 217-244. 2016.The paper provides a classification of argumentation schemes used in German jurisprudence in accordance with recent developments in argumentation theory and legal methodology.
426Minimal Aristotelian OntologyCosmos + Taxis 4 (4): 27-37. 2017.
77The Logic of the Ontological SquareStudia Logica 91 (1): 25-51. 2009.The Ontological Square is a categorial scheme that combines two metaphysical distinctions: that between types (or universals ) and tokens (or particulars ) on the one hand, and that between characters (or features ) and their substrates (or bearers ) on the other hand. The resulting four-fold classification of things comprises particular substrates, called substances , universal substrates, called kinds , particular characters, called modes or moments , and universal characters, called attribute…Read more
Scientific Authorship and E-CommonsIn J. Vallverdu (ed.), Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles, Igi Publishing. 2010.This contribution tries to assess how the Web is changing the ways in which scientific knowledge is produced, distributed and evaluated, in particular how it is transforming the conventional conception of scientific authorship. After having properly introduced the notions of copyright, public domain and commons, I will critically assess James Boyle's thesis that copyright and scientific commons are antagonistic, but I will mostly agree with the related claim by Stevan Harnad that copyright has b…Read more
50Whatever Binds the World’s Innermost Core Together Outline of a General Theory of Ontic PredicationAxiomathes 23 (2): 419-442. 2013.Nexuses such as exemplification are the fundamental ties that structure reality as a whole. They are “formal” in the sense of constituting the form, not the matter of reality and they are “transcendental” inasmuch as they transcend the categorial distinctions between the denizens of reality, including that between existents and non-existents. I shall advocate a moderately particularist view about (external) nexuses and argue that it provides not only the best solution to Bradley’s regress, but a…Read more
8On Ties and Copulae within the Ontological SquareIn Langlet B. Monnoyer J.-M. (ed.), Gustav Bergmann : Phenomenological Realism and Dialectical Ontology, Ontos Verlag. pp. 29--193. 2009.
59Revisiting the Ontological SquareIn Anthony Galton & Riichiro Mizoguchi (eds.), Proceeding of the 2010 conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference (FOIS 2010), Ios Press. 2010.Considerations regarding predication in ordinary language as well as the ontology of relations suggest a refinement of the Ontological Square, a conceptual scheme used in many foundational ontologies and which consists of particular substrates as well as their types on the one hand and particular attributes as well as their types on the other hand. First, the distinction between particulars and universals turns out to be one of degree, since particulars are merely the least elements in the subsu…Read more
Universität des SaarlandesDepartment of PhilosophyGastwissenschaftler
University of Geneva
Department of Philosophy
Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Areas of Specialization
|Logic and Philosophy of Logic|
Areas of Interest