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Cuts and clouds : vagueness, its nature, and its logic

Author: Richard Dietz; Sebastiano Moruzzi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vagueness is a deeply puzzling aspect of the relation between language and the world. Is it a feature of the way we represent reality in language, or a feature of reality itself? How can we reason  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dietz; Sebastiano Moruzzi
ISBN: 9780199570386 0199570388
OCLC Number: 426253827
Description: xi, 586 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A metasemantic account of vagueness / Agustín Rayo --
The possibility of partial definition / Scott Soames --
Vagueness and second-level indeterminacy / Matti Eklund --
Vagueness as indeterminacy / Brian Weatherson --
Sorensen on vagueness and contradiction / Dorothy Edgington --
Vague properties / Stephen Schiffer --
Vagaries about vagueness / Nathan Salmon --
Vagueness, metaphysics, and objectivity / Stewart Shapiro --
Agnosticism and vagueness / Sven Rosenkranz --
Vague intensions: a modest marriage proposal / JC Beall --
This magic moment: Horwich on the boundaries of vague terms / Hartry Field --
Perceptual indiscriminability and the concept of a color shade / Leon Horsten --
The sorites, linguistic preconceptions, and the dual picture of vagueness / Mario Gomex-Torrente --
Vagueness and central gaps / Peter Pagin --
Hold the context fixed- Vagueness still remains / Jonas Åkerman and Patrick Greenough --
Saying more (or less) than one thing / Andrea Iacona --
Vagueness as semantic / Max Kölbel --
How to respond to borderline cases / Dan Ló́pez De Sa --
Supervaluation and the report of vague contents / Manuel García-Carpintero --
Supervaluation, indirect speech reports, and demonstratives / Rosanna Keefe --
Scope confusions and unsatisfiable disjuncts: two problems for supervaluation / Delia Graff Fara --
The prospects of a paraconsistent response to vagueness / Dominic Hyde --
Non-transitive identity / Graham Priest --
Identity and the facts of the matter / Graeme Forbes --
Fuzzy epistemicism / John Macfarlane --
Indeterminacy and truth value gaps / Mark Richard --
Supernumeration: vagueness and numbers / Peter Simons --
Degree of belief is expected truth value / Nicholas J.J. Smith --
Demoting higher-order vagueness / Diana Raffman --
The illusion of higher-order vagueness / Crispin Wright --
Iterating definiteness / Cian Dorr.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi.
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Cuts and Clouds contains many novel, interesting theses on most of the questions discussed in the recent literature on vagueness. Philosophers with an interest in the contemporary debate (and its Read more...

 
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