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Vagueness as ArbitrarinessTheories of Vagueness

Vagueness as Arbitrariness: Theories of Vagueness [In this chapter, I consider some of the main theories of vagueness: Three-Valued Theory, Supervaluationism, Degrees-of-Truth Theory, Epistemicism, Incoherentism and Contextualism. I briefly argue that all fail to solve the problem of vagueness as interpreted in Chap. 2. I claim that none of them satisfies all proposed criteria of adequacy, and at least the first two also fail to adequately systematize the relevant intuitions.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Vagueness as ArbitrarinessTheories of Vagueness

Part of the Synthese Library Book Series (volume 436)
Vagueness as Arbitrariness — Mar 13, 2021

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-66780-1
Pages
65 –128
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66781-8_4
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Abstract

[In this chapter, I consider some of the main theories of vagueness: Three-Valued Theory, Supervaluationism, Degrees-of-Truth Theory, Epistemicism, Incoherentism and Contextualism. I briefly argue that all fail to solve the problem of vagueness as interpreted in Chap. 2. I claim that none of them satisfies all proposed criteria of adequacy, and at least the first two also fail to adequately systematize the relevant intuitions.]

Published: Mar 13, 2021

Keywords: Vagueness; Vague predicates; Sorites paradox; Principle of tolerance; Criteria of adequacy; Theories of vagueness; Three-Valued Theory; Degrees-of-Truth Theory; Supervaluationism; Epistemicism; Incoherentism; Contextualism

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