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Vagueness

Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vagueness provides the first comprehensive examination of a topic of increasing importance in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Timothy Williamson traces the history of this philosophical problem from discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece to modern formal approaches such as fuzzy logic. He illustrates the problems with views which have taken the position that standard logic and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Williamson
ISBN: 0415033314 9780415033312 0415139805 9780415139809
OCLC Number: 33819477
Description: xiii, 325 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. The Early History of Sorites Paradoxes 2. The Ideal of Precision 3. The Rehabilitation of Vagueness 4. Many-Valued Logic and Degrees of Truth 5. Supervaluations 6. Nihilism 7. Vagueness as Ignorance 8. Inexact Knowledge 9. Vagueness in the World Appendix: The Logic of Clarity Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Timothy Williamson.
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