In this paper we present and compare two different approaches to the notion of relational role and connected issues. Both approaches are based on the introduction of the notion of qua-individual and on the reification of relations. We use a classical problem in the literature on roles, namely the counting problem, as testbed, and we show how the two approaches deal with it in a similar way. We nevertheless show that they are to be distinguished, examining several aspects emerging from their relation with the notion of trope.
|Title of host publication||AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective|
|Editors||G. Boella, J. Odell, L. Van Der Torre, H. Verhagen|
|Place of Publication||Menlo Park, CA|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective - Arlington, United States|
Duration: 4 Nov 2005 → 6 Nov 2005
|Name||AAAI Technical Report|
|Conference||2005 AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective|
|Period||4/11/05 → 6/11/05|
Masolo, C., Guizzardi, G., Vieu, L., Botazzi, E., & Ferrario, R. (2005). Relational roles and qua-individuals. In G. Boella, J. Odell, L. Van Der Torre, & H. Verhagen (Eds.), AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective (pp. 103-112). (AAAI Technical Report; No. FS-05-08). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press.