Borderline Cases and the Collapsing Principle

Utilitas 26 (1):51-60 (2014)
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Luke Elson
University of Reading
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John Broome has argued that value incommensurability is vagueness, by appeal to a controversial about comparative indeterminacy. I offer a new counterexample to the collapsing principle. That principle allows us to derive an outright contradiction from the claim that some object is a borderline case of some predicate. But if there are no borderline cases, then the principle is empty. The collapsing principle is either false or empty
Keywords incommensurability of value  vagueness  collapsing principle
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