Diagnosing Sorites arguments


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Robert Stalnaker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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This is a discussion of Delia Fara’s theory of vagueness, and of its solution to the Sorites paradox, criticizing some of the details of the account, but agreeing that its central insight will be a part of any solution to the problem. I also consider a wider range of philosophical puzzles that involve arguments that are structurally similar to the argument of the Sorites paradox, and argue that the main ideas of her account of vagueness helps to respond to some of those puzzles.
Keywords vagueness, sorites paradox, context-dependence, supervaluations, epistemicism
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