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  1. Ken Akiba (2000). Vagueness as a Modality. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):359-370.
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  2. Virgil C. Aldrich (1937). Some Meanings of 'Vague'. Analysis 4 (6):89 - 95.
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  3. L. Aqvist (1962). Reflections on the Logic of Nonsense. Theoria 28 (1):138--57.
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  4. C. M. Asmus (2013). Vagueness and Revision Sequences. Synthese 190 (6):953-974.
    Theories of truth and vagueness are closely connected; in this article, I draw another connection between these areas of research. Gupta and Belnap’s Revision Theory of Truth is converted into an approach to vagueness. I show how revision sequences from a general theory of definitions can be used to understand the nature of vague predicates. The revision sequences show how the meaning of vague predicates are interconnected with each other. The approach is contrasted with the similar supervaluationist approach.
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  5. J. L. Austin (1962). Sense and Sensibilia. Oxford University Press.
    This book is the one to put into the hands of those who have been over-impressed by Austin's critics....[Warnock's] brilliant editing puts everybody who is concerned with philosophical problems in his debt.
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  6. Andrew Bacon (2009). Vagueness and Uncertainty. Dissertation, BPhil Thesis, Oxford University
    In this thesis I investigate the behaviour of uncertainty about vague matters. It is a fairly common view that vagueness involves uncertainty of some sort. However there are many fundamental questions about this kind of uncertainty that are left open. Could you be genuinely uncertain about p when there is no matter of fact whether p? Could you remain uncertain in a vague proposition even if you knew exactly which possible world obtained? Should your degrees of belief be probabilistically coherent? (...)
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  7. Gordon P. Baker & P. M. S. Hacker (1985). Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar and Necessity. Blackwell.
  8. Philippe Balbiani (2004). Reasoning About Vague Concepts in the Theory of Property Systems. Logique Et Analyse 47:445.
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  9. Elizabeth Barnes (2009). Vagueness. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
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  10. Elizabeth Barnes & Williams Jrg (2011). Response to Eklund. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 6.
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  11. Walter Belardi (2006). Il Mondo Fuzzy Del Dopo-Babele. Il Calamo.
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  12. A. Cornelius Benjamin (1939). Science and Vagueness. Philosophy of Science 6 (4):422-431.
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  13. Simon Blackburn (2011). TPM Essay. The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (52):34-42.
    I think it is a lapse of taste to spend a grown-up life on problems of which people in the office next door, let alone those outside the building, cannot see the point. I rather fear that the so-called semantic or logical problem of vagueness, Professor Williamson’s own showcase example of his compulsory methods, strikes me as like that.
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  14. Andreas Blume & Oliver Board (2013). Intentional Vagueness. Erkenntnis:1-45.
    This paper analyzes communication with a language that is vague in the sense that identical messages do not always result in identical interpretations. It is shown that strategic agents frequently add to this vagueness by being intentionally vague, i.e. they deliberately choose less precise messages than they have to among the ones available to them in equilibrium. Having to communicate with a vague language can be welfare enhancing because it mitigates conflict. In equilibria that satisfy a dynamic stability condition intentional (...)
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  15. Chris Boyne (1972). Vagueness and Colour Predicates. Mind 81 (324):576-577.
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  16. Arthur W. Burks (1946). Empiricism and Vagueness. Journal of Philosophy 43 (18):477-486.
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  17. Heather Burnett (2014). Penumbral Connections in Comparative Constructions. Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics 24 (1-2):35-60.
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  18. Linda Burns (1986). Vagueness and Coherence. Synthese 68 (3):487 - 513.
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  19. Erik Carlson (2013). Vagueness, Incomparability, and the Collapsing Principle. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (3):449-463.
    John Broome has argued that incomparability and vagueness cannot coexist in a given betterness order. His argument essentially hinges on an assumption he calls the ‘collapsing principle’. In an earlier article I criticized this principle, but Broome has recently expressed doubts about the cogency of my criticism. Moreover, Cristian Constantinescu has defended Broome’s view from my objection. In this paper, I present further arguments against the collapsing principle, and try to show that Constantinescu’s defence of Broome’s position fails.
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  20. María Cerezo (2013). Remarks on the Interest-Relative Theory of Vagueness. Acta Analytica 28 (3):381-394.
    I discuss the interest-relative account of vagueness and argue for a distinction between relational vague predicates and non-relational vague predicates depending on the kind of properties expressed by them. The strategy rests on three arguments arising from the existence of clear cases of a vague predicate, from contexts in which a different answer is required for questions about whether a vague predicate applies to an item, and whether such an item satisfies the interest of an agent, and from cases where (...)
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  21. Roderick Chisholm (1942). The Problem of the Speckled Hen. Mind 51 (204):368-373.
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  22. Noam A. Chomsky (1980). Rules and Representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (127):1-61.
    The book from which these sections are excerpted (N. Chomsky, Rules and Representations, Columbia University Press, 1980) is concerned with the prospects for assimilating the study of human intelligence and its products to the natural sciences through the investigation of cognitive structures, understood as systems of rules and representations that can be regarded as These mental structui′es serve as the vehicles for the exercise of various capacities. They develop in the mind on the basis of an innate endowment that permits (...)
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  23. Murray Code (1997). On the Poverty of Scientism. Metaphilosophy 28 (1):102--22.
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  24. Neil Cooper (1995). Paradox Lost: Understanding Vague Predicates. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (2):244 – 269.
    Abstract The paper is concerned with the status of vague predicates. It is argued that they are for the most part ?classifiers?, which are covertly comparatives and name not monadic properties but relations. The Sorites Paradox, it is claimed, is thus defused and a verdict theory of vague predicates is presented. Our practice in using vague words is described and it is contended that in our use of these predicates we always have a permanent possibility of independent demarcation. Wittgenstein's picture (...)
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  25. Irving M. Copilowish (1939). Border-Line Cases, Vagueness, and Ambiguity. Philosophy of Science 6 (2):181-195.
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  26. Kris de Jaegher (2003). A Game-Theoretic Rationale for Vagueness. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (5):637-659.
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  27. Dan López de Sa (2013). Vagueness as Semantic Indecision: Metaphysical Vagueness Vs Indeterminate Reference. [REVIEW] Metaphysica 14 (2):197-209.
    After presenting a negative characterization of metaphysical vagueness and the main tenets of the view of vagueness as semantic indecision, the paper critically discusses the objection that such a view requires that at least some vagueness not be just constituted by semantic indecision—but rather by the metaphysical vagueness of some semantic relations themselves submitted by Trenton Merricks and, more recently, Nathan Salmon.
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  28. Richard DeWitt (1995). Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought. Psyche 1 (1).
  29. M. Eklund (2013). Williams on the Normative Silence of Indeterminacy. Analysis 73 (2):264-271.
    In his recent Analysis article (2012), Robert Williams considers two puzzles relating to indeterminacy. On the basis of these puzzles, he defends a seemingly radical view on the normative role of indeterminacy. He speaks of indeterminacy as ‘normatively silent’. There are two ways of understanding the view that Williams defends. On one understanding, the view ends up being indistinguishable from one of the more traditional views Williams rejects, the view that phenomena of different kinds fall under the umbrella level ‘indeterminacy’. (...)
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  30. Matti Eklund (2013). Metaphysical Vagueness and Metaphysical Indeterminacy. Metaphysica 14 (2):165-179.
    The topic of this paper is whether there is metaphysical vagueness. It is shown that it is important to distinguish between the general phenomenon of indeterminacy and the more narrow phenomenon of vagueness (the phenomenon that paradigmatically rears its head in sorites reasoning). Relatedly, it is important to distinguish between metaphysical indeterminacy and metaphysical vagueness. One can wish to allow metaphysical indeterminacy but rule out metaphysical vagueness. As is discussed in the paper, central argument against metaphysical vagueness, like those of (...)
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  31. Matti Eklund (2011). 4. Being Metaphysically Unsettled. In Karen Bennett & Dean Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. 6--149.
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  32. Matti Eklund (2011). Being Metaphysically Unsettled: Barnes and WIlliams on Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vagueness. In Karen Bennett & Dean Zimmerman (eds.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Vol. 6. Oxford University Press. 6.
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  33. Matti Eklund (2002). Inconsistent Languages. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):251-75.
    The main thesis of this paper is that we sometimes are disposed to accept false and even jointly inconsistent claims by virtue of our semantic competence, and that this comes to light in the sorites and liar paradoxes. Among the subsidiary theses are that this is an important source of indeterminacy in truth conditions, that we must revise basic assumptions about semantic competence, and that classical logic and bivalence can be upheld in the face of the sorites paradox.
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  34. Pascal Engel (1992). Are Vague Concepts Limitless? Revie Internationale de Philosophie 46 (1).
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  35. Pascal Engel & C. Tiercelin (1992). Vagueness and the Unity of C. S. Pierce's Realism. Transactions of the Charles S. Pierce Society 28 (1).
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  36. Hartry Field (1998). Some Thoughts on Radical Indeterminacy. The Monist 81 (2):253-273.
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  37. Hartry Field (1994). Disquotational Truth and Factually Defective Discourse. Philosophical Review 103 (3):405-452.
  38. John Martin Fischer (1992). The Trolley and the Sorites. Yale Journal of Law and Humanities 4 (1):105.
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  39. Graeme Forbes (1985). The Metaphysics of Modality. Clarendon Press.
    Analytic philosophy has recently demonstrated a revived interest in metaphysical problems about possibility and necessity. Graeme Forbes here provides a careful description of the logical background of recent work in this area for those who may be unfamiliar with it, moving on to d discuss the distinction between modality de re and modality de dicto and the ontological commitments of possible worlds semantics. In addition, Forbes offers a unified theory of the essential properties of sets, organisms, artefacts, substances, and events, (...)
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  40. French & Krause (1996). Quantum Objects Are Vague Objects. Sorites 6 (1):21--33.
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  41. French & Krause (1995). Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy. Analysis 55 (1):20--6.
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  42. Brian J. Garrett (1991). Vagueness, Identity and the World. Logique Et Analyse 135 (1):349.
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  43. Newton Garver (1999). Vagueness and Analysis. Journal of Philosophical Research 24 (1):1-19.
    Analytic philosophy generally follows Frege in insisting that concepts be defined so as to eliminate vagueness. In practice, however, context often provides the clarit y that definitions fail to supply. Wittgenstein’s later work stressed context (use) rather than definition, at least for philosophical (as opposed to scientific) discourse. In this Wittgenstein’s development was opposite to Frege’s.Richard Robinson notes the looseness in original language learning, and that precision is often nevertheless achieved, especially in sciences. Hence Robinson’s paradox: the inevitability of vagueness (...)
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  44. Douglas Gasking (1960). Clusters. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 38 (1):1 – 36.
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  45. Peter Geach (1956). The Law of Excluded Middle. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 30 (1).
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  46. P. F. Gibbins (1982). The Strange Modal Logic of Indeterminacy. Logique Et Analyse 25 (1):443--6.
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  47. L. Goldstein (2012). The Sorites is Nonsense Disguised by a Fallacy. Analysis 72 (1):61-65.
    It is uncontroversial that, on any run through a Sorites series, a subject, at some point, switches from an ‘F’ verdict on one exhibit to a non-‘F’ verdict on the next. (Where this ‘cut-off’ point occurs tend to differ from trial to trial.) It is a fallacy to infer that there must be a cut-off point simpliciter between F items and non-F items. The transition is from firm ground to swamp. In the Sorites reasoning, some conditionals of the form ‘If (...)
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  48. G. G. Granger (1990). On Vagueness in Mathematics. Dialectica 44 (1).
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  49. Susan Haack (1979). Do We Need Fuzzy Logic? International Journal of Man-Machine Studies 11 (1):437--45.
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  50. W. D. Hart (1991). Hat-Tricks and Heaps. Philosophical Studies 33 (1):1--24.
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