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Vagueness, semantics and psychology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2011 (English)In: Philosophical quarterly (Print), ISSN 0031-8094, E-ISSN 1467-9213, Vol. 61, no 242, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to extension-shifting theories of vagueness, the extensions of vague predicates have sharp boundaries, which shift as a function of certain psychological factors. Such theories have been claimed to provide an attractive explanation of the appeal of soritical reasoning. I challenge this claim: the demand for such an explanation need not constrain the semantics of vague predicates at all.

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2011. Vol. 61, no 242, 1-5 p.
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vagueness, sorites, contextualism, extension-shifting, semantics, psychology, Fara, Raffman
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54990DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2010.666.xISI: 000285305300001OAI: diva2:399793
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