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  1. Roots and Consequences of Vagueness.Felicia Ackerman - 1994 - Philosophical Perspectives 8:129-136.
  2. The Bald Truth.Parveen Adams - 1994 - Diacritics 24 (2-3):184-189.
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  3. Unruly Words: A Study of Vague Language. [REVIEW]Jonas Åkerman - 2014 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 201403.
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  4. Vagueness as a Modality.Ken Akiba - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):359-370.
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  5. Vagueness as a Modality.Ken Akiba - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):359-370.
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  6. Vagueness.William P. Alston - 1967 - In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York: Macmillan. pp. 218--221.
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  7. Some Remarks on the Logic of Vagueness.Ayda Arruda & Elias Alves - 1979 - Bulletin of the Section of Logic 8 (3):133-138.
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  8. Burns, Linda Claire: Vagueness. An Investigation Into Natural Languages And The Sorites Paradox, Dordrecht/Boston/London, KluwerAcademic Publishers, Colecção Reason And Argument Volume 4, 1991,202 Págs. + Xii. [REVIEW]Edmundo Balsetnão - 1992 - Revista Filosófica de Coimbra 1 (2):401-406.
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  9. Nyu.David Barnett - unknown
    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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  10. Vagueness and Rationality.David Barnett - manuscript
    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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  11. Vague Entailment.David Barnett - 2013 - 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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  12. On the Possibility of Indeterminacy.David Brian Barnett - 2003 - 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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  13. Tolerance and the Distributed Sorites.Zach Barnett - forthcoming - Synthese:1-7.
    On some accounts of vagueness, predicates like "is a heap" are tolerant. That is, their correct application tolerates sufficiently small changes in the objects to which they are applied. (So, according to tolerant views, if a given object is a heap, it will necessarily remain a heap after one grain of sand is removed.) Of course, such views face the sorites paradox, and various solutions have been proposed. One proposed solution involves banning repeated appeals to tolerance, while affirming tolerance in (...)
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  14. Science and Vagueness.A. Cornelius Benjamin - 1939 - Philosophy of Science 6 (4):422-431.
  15. On a Certain Vagueness in Logic. I.Arthur F. Bentley - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):6-27.
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  16. On a Certain Vagueness in Logic. II.Arthur F. Bentley - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (2):39-51.
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  17. Vagueness, Natural Language and Logic.Istvan Berkeley - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 9.
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  18. Granular Partitions and Vagueness.Thomas Bittner & Barry Smith - 2003 - In Chris Welty & Barry Smith (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS). New York, USA: ACM Press. pp. 309-320.
    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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  19. Vague Reference and Approximating Judgements.Thomas Bittner & Barry Smith - 2003 - 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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  20. Three-Valued Analysis of Precise, Vague, and Presupposing Quantifiers'.Ulrich Blau - 1983 - In Thomas T. Ballmer & Manfred Pinkal (eds.), Approaching Vagueness. Elsevier. pp. 79--129.
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  21. Vagueness: A Critical Examination of Some Traditional Analyses.James Charles Bohan - 1970 - Dissertation, University of Washington
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  22. Vagueness and Colour Predicates.Chris Boyne - 1972 - Mind 81 (324):576-577.
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  23. Just What is Vagueness?Otávio Bueno & Mark Colyvan - 2012 - Ratio 25 (1):19-33.
    We argue that standard definitions of ‘vagueness’ prejudice the question of how best to deal with the phenomenon of vagueness. In particular, the usual understanding of ‘vagueness’ in terms of borderline cases, where the latter are thought of as truth-value gaps, begs the question against the subvaluational approach. According to this latter approach, borderline cases are inconsistent (i.e., glutty not gappy). We suggest that a definition of ‘vagueness’ should be general enough to accommodate any genuine contender in the debate over (...)
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  24. The Sorites Paradox and Higher-Order Vagueness.J. A. Burgess - 1990 - 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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  25. Vagueness and the Theory of Meaning.John Burgess - 1981
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  26. Empiricism and Vagueness.Arthur W. Burks - 1946 - Journal of Philosophy 43 (18):477-486.
  27. SAINSBURY, R. M. Paradoxes. [REVIEW]James Cargile - 1990 - Philosophy 65:106.
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  28. Vagueness, Boundarylessness and Communication.Matthew Carmody - 2005 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 1.
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  29. Colour Predicates and Vagueness.Roberto Casati - 1993 - Acta Analytica 10 (10):129-134.
  30. Vagueness, Rationality And Undecidability: A Theory Of Why There Is Vagueness.Mark Changizi - 1999 - Synthese 120 (3):345-374.
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  31. Voting and Vagueness.James Kennedy Chase - 2016 - Synthese 193 (8):2453–2468.
    How to handle vagueness? One way is to introduce the machinery of acceptable sharpenings, and reinterpret truth as truth-in-all-sharpenings or truth-in-some-sharpenings. A major selling point has been the conservativism of the resulting systems with respect to classical theoremhood and inference. Supervaluationism and subvaluationism possess interesting formal symmetries, a fact that has been used to argue for the subvaluationist approach. However, the philosophical motivation behind each is a different matter. Subvaluationism comes with a standard story that is difficult to sign up (...)
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  32. Reasoning Under Vagueness.Petr Cintula, Christian Fermuller, Lluis Godo & Petr Hajek (eds.) - forthcoming - College Publications.
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  33. On the Very Idea of Degrees of Truth.Timothy Cleveland - 1997 - 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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  34. Myths of Reason: Vagueness, Rationality, and the Lure of Logic.Murray Code - 1995 - Humanities Press.
  35. Vagueness, Logic and Truth.Mary Elizabeth Cohen - 1987 - Dissertation, The Ohio State University
    Hilary Putnam has suggested that logic and metaphysics are intimately connected so that logic is dependent upon metaphysics. According to Putnam, the validity of classical logic depends upon the truth of metaphysical realism, whereas the truth of metaphysical anti-realism will justify only some alternative to classical logic. Moreover, if Putnam's suggestion is correct, then even an attempt to defend one semantics of vagueness over another must include a defense of some metaphysical view. ;My project began as an attempt to find (...)
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  36. The Virtues of Vagueness and the Vagaries of Precision: Re-Interpreting James and Re-Orienting Philosophy.Vincent Colapietro - 1995 - Metaphilosophy 26 (3):300-312.
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  37. Vagueness and Meaning.Roy T. Cook - 2011 - In Giuseppina Ronzitti (ed.), Vagueness: A Guide. Springer Verlag. pp. 83--106.
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  38. Vagueness and Bivalence.B. J. Copeland - 1994 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 68:193-200.
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  39. On the Meaningfulness of Vague Language.G. Watts Cunningham - 1949 - Philosophical Review 58 (6):541-562.
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  40. Logic, Vagueness, and the Use Theory.Steven G. Daniel - 2003 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):259 - 283.
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  41. Can One Get Bivalence From (Tarskian) Truth and Falsity?de Sa Dan López - 2009 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 39 (2):pp. 273-282.
    Timothy Williamson famously offered an argument from these Tarskian principles in favor of bivalence. I show, dwelling on (Andjelkovic & Williamson, 2000), that the argument depends on a contentious formulation of the Tarskian principles about truth (and falsity), which the supervaluationist can reject without jeopardizing the Tarskian insight. In the mentioned paper, Adjelkovic and Williamson argue that, even if the appropriate formulation seems to make room for failure of bivalence in borderline cases, this appearance is illusory, once one grants an (...)
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  42. Vagueness, Logic and the Computational View of Mind.Wayne Richard Dewitt - 1988 - Dissertation, The Ohio State University
    The current project is to assess the implication of vague predicates for metaphysics, logic and the philosophy of mind. In the area of metaphysics, it is argued that vagueness shows certain types of metaphysical realism to be untenable. With respect to what constitutes the best logic of vagueness, the favored approach is argued to be a form of supervaluation semantics. Finally, it is argued that vague predicates prove problematic for certain stances in the philosophy of mind, most notably, the stance (...)
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  43. Science and Vagueness.Lewis A. Dexter & A. Cornelius Benjamin - 1940 - Philosophy of Science 7 (1):129-131.
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  44. 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]Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo - 2013 - 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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  45. Cuts and Clouds: Vaguenesss, its Nature and its Logic.Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Vagueness is a familiar but deeply puzzling aspect of the relation between language and the world. It is highly controversial what the nature of vagueness is - a feature of the way we represent reality in language, or rather a feature of reality itself? May even relations like identity or parthood be affected by vagueness? Sorites arguments suggest that vague terms are either inconsistent or have a sharp boundary. The account we give of such paradoxes plays a pivotal role for (...)
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  46. Vagueness, Sharp Boundaries, and Supervenience Conditions.Gary Ebbs - 2001 - Synthese 127 (3):303-323.
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  47. Vague Judgment: A Probabilistic Account.Paul Égré - forthcoming - Synthese:1-29.
    This paper explores the idea that vague predicates like “tall”, “loud” or “expensive” are applied based on a process of analog magnitude representation, whereby magnitudes are represented with noise. I present a probabilistic account of vague judgment, inspired by early remarks from E. Borel on vagueness, and use it to model judgments about borderline cases. The model involves two main components: probabilistic magnitude representation on the one hand, and a notion of subjective criterion. The framework is used to represent judgments (...)
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  48. Characterizing Vagueness.Matti Eklund - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (6):896–909.
    Philosophy Compass 2: 896-909. (Link to Philosophy Compass.).
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  49. A Simple Logic for Comparisons and Vagueness.Theodore J. Everett - 2000 - Synthese 123 (2):263-278.
    This article provide an intuitive semantic account of a new logic for comparisons (CL), 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 (...)
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  50. The Possibility of Vagueness.Kit Fine - forthcoming - Synthese.
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