Vagueness

Routledge (1994)

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Timothy Williamson
Oxford University
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Vagueness provides the first comprehensive examination of a topic of increasing importance in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Timothy Williamson traces the history of this philosophical problem from discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece to modern formal approaches such as fuzzy logic. He illustrates the problems with views which have taken the position that standard logic and formal semantics do not apply to vague language, and defends the controversial realistic view that vagueness is a kind of ignorance--that there really is a grain of sand whose removal turns a heap into a non-heap, but we cannot know which one it is.
Keywords Vagueness (Philosophy
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Reprint years 1996, 2002
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Call number BC199.V34.W55 1996
ISBN(s) 9780415033312   0415033314   9780415139809   9780203014264
DOI 10.2307/2953810
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