Vagueness and Practical Interests

In Paul Egre & Nathan Klinedinst (eds.), Vagueness and Language Use. Palgrave MacMillan (2011)

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Elia Zardini
Universidade de Lisboa
Paula Sweeney
University of Aberdeen
Abstract
In this paper we focus mainly on a kind of contextualism theory of vagueness according to which the context dependence has its source in the variation of our practical interests. We largely focus on Fara's version of the theory but our observations work at different levels of generality, some relevant only to the specifics of Fara's theory others relevant to all contextualist theories of a certain type.
Keywords Vagueness  language  practical interest
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