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Vagueness and Domain Restriction
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy. (Theoretical Philosophy)
2011 (English)In: Vagueness and Language Use / [ed] Paul Egré and Nathan Klinedinst, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 283-307 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper develops an idea of saving ordinary uses of vague predicates from the Sorites by means of domain restriction. A tolerance level for a pred- icate, along a dimension, is a difference with respect to which the predicate is semantically insensitive. A central gap for the predicate+dimension in a domain is a segment of an associated scale, larger than this difference, where no object in the domain has a measure, and such that the extension of the predicate has measures on one side of the gap and the anti-extension on the other. The domain restriction imposes a central gap.

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Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 283-307 p.
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vagueness, tolerance, domain restriction, gaps
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Theoretical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68416ISI: 000292962500013ISBN: 9780230238619OAI: diva2:472343
Vagueness and Context Factors
Swedish Research Council, 2004-1666

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