Deconstructing Ontological Vagueness

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 38 (1):117-140 (2008)
Abstract
I will here present a number of problems concerning the idea that there is ontological vagueness, and the related claim that appeal to this idea can help solve some vagueness-related problems. A theme underlying the discussion will be the distinction between vagueness specifically and indeterminacy more generally (and, relatedly, the distinction between ontological vagueness and ontological indeterminacy). Even if the world is somehow ontologically indeterminate it by no means follows that it is, properly speaking, ontologically vague.1..
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1353/cjp.0.0006
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