What the Bald man can tell us


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By speaking of the bald man, I am of course referring to the most clear-cut of the paradoxes of vagueness, the sorites paradox. Or, strictly speaking, I am referring to one of the dramatizations of this paradox. This case is nevertheless fully representative of the general issues involved. (For the sorites paradox in general, see e.g. Keefe and Smith 1987 or Sainsbury 1995, ch.2.) The allegedly paradoxical argument is well known. It might be formulated as follows.
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