Reply to Machina and Deutsch on vagueness, ignorance, and margins for error

Acta Analytica 17 (1):47-61 (2002)
In their paper “Vagueness, Ignorance, and Margins for Error” Kenton Machina and Harry Deutsch criticize the epistemic theory of vagueness. This paper answers their objections. The main issues discussed are: the relation between meaning and use; the principle of bivalence; the ontology of vaguely specified classes; the proper form of margin for error principles; iterations of epistemic operators and semantic compositionality; the relation or lack of it between quantum mechanics and theories of vagueness.
Keywords Vagueness  epistemicism  bivalence  margin for error  coordinated attack  compositionality  quantum mechanics
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-002-1003-7
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Mario Gómez-Torrente (2002). Vagueness and Margin for Error Principles. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (1):107-125.

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