Metaphysica 14 (2):225-237 (2013)

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Mark Sainsbury
University of Texas at Austin
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Vagueness demands many boundaries. Each is permissible, in that a thinker may without error use it to distinguish objects, though none is mandatory. This is revealed by a thought experiment—scrambled sorites—in which objects from a sorites series are presented in a random order, and subjects are required to make their judgments without access to any previous objects or their judgments concerning them.
Keywords Vagueness  Sorites  Sharp boundaries  Forced march  Contextualism
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DOI 10.1007/s12133-013-0123-4
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