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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:   eBook : Document : 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 with vague concepts? This book presents the latest work towards an understanding of these puzzles about the nature and logic of vagueness.
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Cuts and clouds.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009027993
(OCoLC)426253827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dietz; Sebastiano Moruzzi
ISBN: 9780191573330 0191573337 9780199570386 0199570388 9780191722134 0191722138
OCLC Number: 593240218
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 586 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Contributors; Introduction; PART I: The Nature of Vagueness; I: What is Vagueness?; II: Vagueness in Reality; III: Tolerance and Paradox; IV: Vagueness in Context; PART II: The Logic of Vagueness; V: Supervaluationism; VI: Paraconsistent Logics; VII: Many-Valued Logics; VIII: Higher-Order Vagueness; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi.

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