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Hold the context fixed—vagueness still remains
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
University of St Andrews and Arché, University of Sydney.
2010 (English)In: Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, Its Nature, and Its Logic / [ed] Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2010, 275-288 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Contextualism about vagueness is the view that vagueness consists in a particular species of context-sensitivity, and that accommodating this fact will yield a plausible solution to the sorites paradox. As many commentators have noted, this view faces the following objection: if the context is held fixed, vagueness still remains, therefore vagueness is not a species of context-sensitivity. In this paper, two replies to this objection are sketched, which result in two very different kinds of contextualism.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2010. 275-288 p.
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vagueness, context-sensitivity, the sorites paradox, weak tolerance
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Theoretical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40777ISBN: 978-0-19-957038-6 (print)ISBN: 9780191573330 (e-book)OAI: diva2:326294
Available from: 2010-06-22 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2010-10-05Bibliographically approved

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