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  1. Felicia Ackerman (1994). Roots and Consequences of Vagueness. Philosophical Perspectives 8:129-136.
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  2. Parveen Adams (1994). The Bald Truth. Diacritics 24 (2-3):184-189.
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  3. Jonas Åkerman (2014). Unruly Words: A Study of Vague Language. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 201403.
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  4. Ken Akiba (2000). Vagueness as a Modality. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):359-370.
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  5. William P. Alston (1967). Vagueness. In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York, Macmillan. 7--218.
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  6. David Barnett, Nyu.
    Stephen Schiffer claims (in the present collection) that vagueness is essentially a psychological phenomenon. According to him, vagueness should not be explicated in terms of absent truth values or incurable ignorance—that is, as a semantic or an epistemic phenomenon—but rather in terms of a peculiar new type of propositional attitude. Schiffer introduces the notion of a vagueness-related partial belief and bases upon it both a novel analysis of the notion of a borderline case and a novel solution to the sorites (...)
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  7. David Barnett, Vagueness and Rationality.
    The two standard theories of vagueness—vagueness-as-ignorance and vagueness-asindeterminacy—agree on the following principle: if you are certain that it is clearly vague whether p, then you clearly should not believe p and you clearly should not believe not-p. I argue against the principle, and thus against the two standard theories. I offer an explanation of the initial appeal of the principle. And I show how a rival principle helps to better explain a recalcitrant trio of widely accepted data.
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  8. David Barnett (2013). Vague Entailment. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 91 (2):325 - 335.
    On the dominant view of vagueness, if it is vague whether Harry is bald, then all the specific facts about the distribution of hair on Harry's head, together with all the facts about Harry's comparison class, together with all the facts about our community-wide use of the word ?bald?, fail to settle whether Harry is bald. On the dominant view, if it is vague whether Harry is bald, then nothing settles whether Harry is bald?it is unsettled, not merely epistemically, but (...)
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  9. David Brian Barnett (2003). On the Possibility of Indeterminacy. Dissertation, New York University
    Intuitively, a question is indeterminate just in case it is unsettled, not merely epistemically, but metaphysically. We ordinarily ascribe indeterminacy by saying that there is no fact of the matter. We say for instance that there is no fact of the matter how many clouds exist. The distribution of water droplets in the sky would appear to settle that there are some clouds, but not how many. ;On the one hand, it seems obvious that certain questions are indeterminate. On the (...)
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  10. A. Cornelius Benjamin (1939). Science and Vagueness. Philosophy of Science 6 (4):422-431.
  11. Arthur F. Bentley (1945). On a Certain Vagueness in Logic. I. Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):6-27.
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  12. Arthur F. Bentley (1945). On a Certain Vagueness in Logic. II. Journal of Philosophy 42 (2):39-51.
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  13. Istvan Berkeley (unknown). Vagueness, Natural Language and Logic. Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 9.
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  14. Thomas Bittner & Barry Smith (2003). Granular Partitions and Vagueness. In Chris Welty & Barry Smith (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS). ACM Press.
    There are some who defend a view of vagueness according to which there are intrinsically vague objects or attributes in reality. Here, in contrast, we defend a view of vagueness as a semantic property of names and predicates. All entities are crisp, on this view, but there are, for each vague name, multiple portions of reality that are equally good candidates for being its referent, and, for each vague predicate, multiple classes of objects that are equally good candidates for being (...)
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  15. Thomas Bittner & Barry Smith (2003). Vague Reference and Approximating Judgements. Spatial Cognition and Computation 3 (2):137–156.
    We propose a new account of vagueness and approximation in terms of the theory of granular partitions. We distinguish different kinds of crisp and non-crisp granular partitions and we describe the relations between them, concentrating especially on spatial examples. We describe the practice whereby subjects use regular grid-like reference partitions as a means for tempering the vagueness of their judgments, and we demonstrate how the theory of reference partitions can yield a natural account of this practice, which is referred to (...)
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  16. Ulrich Blau (1983). Three-Valued Analysis of Precise, Vague, and Presupposing Quantifiers'. In Thomas T. Ballmer & Manfred Pinkal (eds.), Approaching Vagueness. Sole Distributors for the U.S.A. And Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co.. 79--129.
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  17. Chris Boyne (1972). Vagueness and Colour Predicates. Mind 81 (324):576-577.
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  18. J. A. Burgess (1990). The Sorites Paradox and Higher-Order Vagueness. Synthese 85 (3):417-474.
    One thousand stones, suitably arranged, might form a heap. If we remove a single stone from a heap of stones we still have a heap; at no point will the removal of just one stone make sufficient difference to transform a heap into something which is not a heap. But, if this is so, we still have a heap, even when we have removed the last stone composing our original structure. So runs the Sorites paradox. Similar paradoxes can be constructed (...)
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  19. John Burgess (1981). Vagueness and the Theory of Meaning.
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  20. Arthur W. Burks (1946). Empiricism and Vagueness. Journal of Philosophy 43 (18):477-486.
  21. James Cargile (1990). SAINSBURY, R. M. Paradoxes. [REVIEW] Philosophy 65:106.
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  22. Matthew Carmody (2005). Vagueness, Boundarylessness and Communication. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 1.
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  23. Roberto Casati (1993). Colour Predicates and Vagueness. Acta Analytica 10 (10):129-134.
  24. Petr Cintula, Christian Fermuller, Lluis Godo & Petr Hajek (eds.) (forthcoming). Reasoning Under Vagueness. College Publications.
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  25. Timothy Cleveland (1997). On the Very Idea of Degrees of Truth. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (2):218 – 221.
    In his book _Paradoxes, Mark Sainsbury suggests that degrees of truth can be justified and explained by analogy with degrees of belief. Considerations of vagueness place theoretical limitations on degrees of belief which require degrees of truth. This paper argues that considerations of vagueness and degrees of belief do nothing to illuminate degrees of truth. An account of vagueness need not postulate degrees of truth.
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  26. Murray Code (1995). Myths of Reason: Vagueness, Rationality, and the Lure of Logic. Humanities Press.
  27. Vincent Colapietro (1995). The Virtues of Vagueness and the Vagaries of Precision: Re-Interpreting James and Re-Orienting Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 26 (3):300-312.
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  28. Roy T. Cook (2011). Vagueness and Meaning. In Giuseppina Ronzitti (ed.), Vagueness: A Guide. Springer Verlag. 83--106.
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  29. B. J. Copeland (1994). Vagueness and Bivalence. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 68:193-200.
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  30. G. Watts Cunningham (1949). On the Meaningfulness of Vague Language. Philosophical Review 58 (6):541-562.
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  31. Steven G. Daniel (2003). Logic, Vagueness, and the Use Theory. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):259 - 283.
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  32. Dan López de Sa (2009). Can One Get Bivalence From (Tarskian) Truth and Falsity? Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39 (2):pp. 273-282.
  33. Lewis A. Dexter & A. Cornelius Benjamin (1940). Science and Vagueness. Philosophy of Science 7 (1):129-131.
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  34. Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo (2013). Vagueness in Progress: A Linguistic and Legal Comparative Analysis Between UN and U.S. Official Documents and Drafts Relating to the Second Gulf War. [REVIEW] International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (2):487-507.
    This paper is based on a doctoral thesis which aimed at investigating on whether the use of strategic vagueness in Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq has contributed to the breakout of the 2002–2003s Gulf war instead of a diplomatic solution of the controversies. This work contains a linguistic and legal comparative analysis between UN and U.S. documents and their drafts in order to demonstrate how vagueness was deliberately added to the final versions of the documents before being passed, and (...)
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  35. Matti Eklund (2007). Characterizing Vagueness. Philosophy Compass 2 (6):896–909.
    Philosophy Compass 2: 896-909. (Link to Philosophy Compass.).
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  36. Theodore J. Everett (2000). A Simple Logic for Comparisons and Vagueness. Synthese 123 (2):263-278.
    I provide an intuitive, semantic account of a new logic for comparisons , in which atomic statements are assigned both a classical truth-value and a "how much" value or extension in the range [0, 1]. The truth-value of each comparison is determined by the extensions of its component sentences; the truth-value of each atomic depends on whether its extension matches a separate standard for its predicate; everything else is computed classically. CL is less radical than Casari's comparative logics, in that (...)
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  37. Betty Sue Flowers (1998). Death, the Bald Scenario. In J. E. Malpas & Robert C. Solomon (eds.), Death and Philosophy. Routledge.
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  38. Sean Foran (2003). The Sorites Paradox and the Ordinary Use of Vague Predicates. American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (4):303 - 318.
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  39. Manuel García-Carpintero (2008). Relativism, Vagueness and What is Said. In G. Carpintero & M. Koelbel (eds.), Relative Truth. Oxford University Press. 129.
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  40. Delia Graff, Vagueness, Adjectives, and Interests (II).
    equiv: (¬ DEF T (x) & ¬ DEF ¬ T (x)). equiv: ¬(DEF T (x) ∨ DEF ¬T (x)). equiv: ¬∆ T (x) (“not determinate whether x is tall”).
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  41. Patrick Greenough, Vagueness: A Crash Course.
    Touching your mother's foot is incest because all the rest is a matter of degree (or so said Diogenes). That's just one expression of the puzzle of vagueness. Here's another: the passage of one second cannot mark the transition from being a pupa to being a butterfly--if something is a pupa at one time then in all close instants it remains a pupa; alas, it follows from this, via trivial logic, that there are no butterflies. Or again: it's vague where (...)
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  42. Jean Gabbert Harrell (1953). Vagueness and Ambiguity in Value Theory. Journal of Philosophy 50 (13):384-385.
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  43. Berrie Heesen (unknown). Why Tipper is Not Bald! Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis 22 (1):62-66.
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  44. Mark Heller (1988). Vagueness and the Standard Ontology. Noûs 22 (1):109-131.
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  45. Carl G. Hempel (1939). Vagueness and Logic. Philosophy of Science 6 (2):163-180.
    As is rather generally admitted today, the terms of our language in scientific as well as in everyday use, are not completely precise, but exhibit a more or less high degree of vagueness. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the consequences of this circumstance for a series of questions which belong to the field of logic. First of all, the meaning and the logical status of the concept of vagueness will be analyzed; then we will try to (...)
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  46. Terry Horgan & Matjaz Potrc (2002). Vagueness: From Epistemicism to Transvaluationism. Acta Analytica 17 (2):7-9.
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  47. D. Hyde (2003). KEEFE, R.-Theories of Vagueness. Philosophical Books 44 (2):174-176.
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  48. Dominic Hyde, Sorites Paradox. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The sorites paradox is the name given to a class of paradoxical arguments, also known as little by little arguments, which arise as a result of the indeterminacy surrounding limits of application of the predicates involved. For example, the concept of a heap appears to lack sharp boundaries and, as a consequence of the subsequent indeterminacy surrounding the extension of the predicate ‘is a heap’, no one grain of wheat can be identified as making the difference between being a heap (...)
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  49. Samuel C. Wheeler Iii (1975). Reference and Vagueness. Synthese 30 (3/4):367 - 379.
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  50. Frank Jackson, Language, Thought and the Epistemic Theory of Vagueness.
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