peting theories of vagueness. Nonetheless, when Tek is borderline tall, it does seem that the unclarity about whether he is tall is not merely epistemic (i.e. such. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Theories of Vagueness by Rosanna Keefe, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In this book Rosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from theories of vagueness and how we should compare them. Her powerful and.

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Experimental philosophers have challenged the old appeals to ordinary language with empirical results suggesting that glutty talk is as readily stimulated by borderline cases as gappy talk Alxatib and PelletierRipley Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over keeef million reviews. The calculation will itself leave some borderline cases. First, Gottlob Frege could no longer coherently characterize vague predicates as incoherent.

The epistemic view of vagueness; 4.

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Theories of Vagueness

They develop an analogy between the sorites paradox and indexical sophistries such as:. Supervaluationists encourage the view that all vagueness is a matter of linguistic indecision: As a precedent for this revival, Peter van Inwagenrecalls that in the s, there was a consensus that all necessity is linguistic.

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Og, Rosanna,Theories of VaguenessCambridge: The Best Books of For if I won each bet then there was vagueneas opportunity for me to make the transition to oldness. How to theorise about vagueness; 3. Sentences which are actually disambiguated may have truth-values. Inquiry Resistance If you cut one head off of a two headed man, have you decapitated him?

Rosanna Keefe – – Synthese Supervaluationists emphasize the distinction between words and objects. Why would someone grow weeds? The Russian Marxist Georgi Plekhanov [] proposed a logic of contradiction to succeed classical logic Hyde93—5.

The horizon is more than 1 meter away. Dietz, Richard and Sebastiano Moruzzi eds.

I will conclude with the issue of whether all vagueness is theiries. Jiri Benovsky – – Ratio 27 1: All contextualists accuse the sorites monger of equivocating.

No amount of conceptual analysis or empirical investigation can settle whether a 1. He can conjoin the original assertion with information about the alternative: Rosanna Keefe University of Sheffield.

Is All Vagueness Linguistic? He would continue to assert it. Other unthinkable sorites arguments use predicates that can only be grasped by individuals in vagueness possible worlds or by creatures with different types of minds than ours. The very process of trying to refute the kefe step changes the context so that the instance will not come out false. The Philosophical Challenge Posed by Vagueness Vagueness, in contrast, precipitates a profound problem: A Machiavellian epistemicist will welcome this battle between the gaps and the gluts.


For instance, many commentators say vgaueness vagueness exists because broad categories ease the task of classification. Borderline cases are inquiry resistant.

How to cite this entry. At some stage, vageness metamorphosizing caterpillar is not a butterfly by virtue of what it was and a butterfly by virtue of what it will be. The book concludes with Ch.

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To avoid triviality, the dialetheist must adopt a logic that stops two contradictory statements from jointly implying everything.

Who can turn a tub into a tube? For instance, Base step: Krefe supervaluationist is also under pressure to reject semantic principles which are intimately associated with the application of logical laws.

Dialetheists characterize intolerance for contradiction as a shallow phenomenon, restricted to a twentieth Western theogies milieu maybe even now being eclipsed by the rise of China.

Sign in to use this feature. Sign in Create an account. A glut is a proposition that is both true and false. An old epistemicist kwefe reply: