Philosophical Perspectives 22 (1):111-136 (2008)

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Kit Fine
New York University
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I wish to present a proof that vagueness is impossible. Of course, vagueness is possible; and so there must be something wrong with the proof. But it is far from clear where the error lies and, indeed, all of the assumptions upon which the proof depends are ones that have commonly been accepted. This suggests that we may have to radically alter our current conception of vagueness if we are to make proper sense of what it is
Keywords Vague  Logic  Truth  Transcendental  Semantics  Borderline case  Determinacy  Sorites
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2008.00143.x
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