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Vagueness : a reader

Author: Rosanna Keefe; Peter Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vagueness is currently the subject of vigorous debate in the philosophy of logic and language. Vague terms - such as 'tall', 'red', 'bald', and 'tadpole' - have borderline cases (arguably, someone may be neither tall nor not tall); and they lack well-defined extensions (there is no sharp boundary between tall people and the rest). So the phenomenon of vagueness poses a fundamental challenge to classical logic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vagueness.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96040332
(OCoLC)36086811
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosanna Keefe; Peter Smith
ISBN: 0585021279 9780585021270 9780262112253 0262112256 9780262276887 0262276887
OCLC Number: 42328832
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: theories of vagueness / Rosanna Keefe and Peter Smith --
2. On the sorites / Diogenes Laertius, Galen and Cicero --
3. Vagueness / Bertrand Russell --
4. Vagueness: an exercise in logical analysis / Max Black --
5. Vagueness and logic / Carl G. Hempel --
6. Truth and vagueness / Henryk Mehlberg --
7. The sorites paradox / James Cargile --
8. Wang's paradox / Michael Dummett --
9. Vagueness, truth and logic / Kit Fine --
10. Language-mastery and the sorites paradox / Crispin Wright --
11. Truth, belief and vagueness / Kenton F. Machina --
12. Further reflections on the sorites paradox / Crispin Wright --
13. Concepts without boundaries / R.M. Sainsbury --
14. Vagueness and ignorance / Timothy Williamson --
15. Sorites paradoxes and the semantics of vagueness / Michael Tye --
16. Vagueness by degress / Dorothy Edgington --
17. Can there be vague objects? / Gareth Evans --
18. Vague identity: Evans misunderstood / David Lewis.
Responsibility: edited by Rosanna Keefe and Peter Smith.

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The phenomenon of vagueness poses a fundamental challenge to classical logic and semantics, which assumes that propositions are either true or false and that extensions are determinate. This  Read more...

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