In this paper we present and compare two different ap- proaches to the notion of "relational role" and connected is- sues. 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 as- pects emerging from their relation with the notion of trope.
Relational Roles and Qua-individuals
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AAAI Press, Arlington [VA], USA
Proceedings of the AAAI Symposium on Roles, an interdisciplinary perspective, edited by Boella, G.; Odell, J.; van der Torre, L.; Verhagen, H., pp. 103–112. Arlington [VA]: AAAI Press, 2005