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Tolerance and higher-order vagueness
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
Number of Authors: 12017 (English)In: Synthese, ISSN 0039-7857, E-ISSN 1573-0964, Vol. 194, no 10, p. 3727-3760Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of higher-order vagueness is usually associated with conceptions of vagueness that focus on the existence of borderline cases. What sense can be made of it within a conception of vagueness that focuses on tolerance instead? A proposal is offered here. It involves understanding 'definitely' not as a sentence operator but as a predicate modifier, and more precisely as an intensifier, that is, an operator that shifts the predicate extension along a scale. This idea is combined with the author's earlier approach to the semantics of vague expressions, which builds on the idea of a central gap associated with a predicate. The central gap approach is generalized to handle arbitrarily many iterations of 'definitely'.

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2017. Vol. 194, no 10, p. 3727-3760
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Borderline, Central gap, Definitely, Higher-order vagueness, Tolerance, Vagueness
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History and Archaeology Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149870DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0798-xISI: 000414996500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-149870DiVA, id: diva2:1164659
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved

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