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Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williamson, Timothy.
New York : Routledge, 1996
(DLC) 95049476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Williamson
ISBN: 020301426X 9780203014264 9780415033312 0415033314 9780415139809 0415139805 9781134770175 1134770170 9786610020065 661002006X
OCLC Number: 70769329
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Contents: Chapter Introduction --
chapter 1 The early history of sorites paradoxes --
chapter 2 The ideal of precision --
chapter 3 The rehabilitation of vagueness --
chapter 4 Many-valued logic and degrees of truth --
chapter 5 Supervaluations --
chapter 6 Nihilism --
chapter 7 Vagueness as ignorance --
chapter 8 Inexact knowledge --
chapter 9 Vagueness in the world.
Series Title: Problems of philosophy (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Timothy Williamson.
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