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Theories of Vagueness (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)

by Rosanna Keefe

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logic,
  • Philosophy,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines-Linguistics,
  • Philosophy / Logic,
  • Philosophy / Mind & Body,
  • Vagueness (Philosophy),
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7715019M
    ISBN 100521033896
    ISBN 109780521033893
    OCLC/WorldCa141383111

    This collection includes many classic papers on vagueness, including Fine’s paper, cited above, a paper by Dummett that offers (but rejects) a precursor of the supervaluationist view, another less well‐known early presentation of the view by Henyrk Mehlberg and discussion and defences of .   Cuts and Clouds is a collection of 31 original essays on vagueness authored by influential philosophers currently working in the area. The book is meant to contribute to the contemporary debate on several questions concerning the nature and the logic of vague expressions.

    The title of this book suggests that the collection will provide an understanding of vagueness; the subtitle promises an interdisciplinary approach. By reading the book, we should thus come to understand vagueness from at least three perspectives. Scott Soames has argued that the fact that lawmakers and other legal practitioners regard vagueness as having a valuable power-delegating function gives us reason to favour one theory of vagueness over another. If Soames is right, facts about legal practice can in an important sense adjudicate between rival theories of vagueness. I argue that due to what I call the ‘Gappiness Problem.

    Vagueness of meaning is a pervasive feature of natural language, a common concern of philosophers and legal scholars, and a theoretical challenge to both. In the philosophy of language and logic, vagueness has become one of the hottest topics of the past two decades. A number of theories of vagueness have been developed that are largely unknown outside academic philosophy. Many theories of vagueness employ question-begging assumptions about the semantic boundaries between truth and falsity. This thesis defends a theory of vagueness put forward by Charles S. Peirce and argues for a novel solution to the sorites paradox based upon his work.


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Theories of Vagueness (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) by Rosanna Keefe Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this book Rosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from theories of vagueness and how we should compare them. Her powerful and original study will be of interest to readers in philosophy of language and of mind, philosophical logic, epistemology and by:   Theories of Vagueness book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Vague expressions, such as heap, red and child, proliferate th 4/5(6). Buy Theories of Vagueness (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) New Ed by Keefe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Keefe.

The Problem of Artificial Precision in Theories of Vagueness: A Note on the Rôle of Maximal Consistency. Vincenzo Marra - - Erkenntnis 79 (5) details The problem of artificial precision is a major objection to any theory of vagueness based on real numbers as degrees of truth. Get this from a library.

Theories of vagueness. [Rosanna Keefe] -- "Most expressions in natural language are vague. But what is the best semantic treatment of terms like 'heap', 'red' and 'child'.

And what is the logic of arguments involving this kind of vague. In this book Rosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from theories of vagueness and how we should compare them.

Her powerful and original study will be of interest to readers in philosophy of language and of mind, philosophical logic, epistemology and metaphysics. Theories of Vagueness by Rosanna Keefe,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Theories of Vagueness: Rosanna Keefe: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The goal of this book is to defend a supervaluationist theory of vagueness. Keefe begins by laying out a series of desiderata for an adequate theory of vagueness generally: among other things, such a theory will need to solve the sorites paradox, provide a plausible analysis of borderline cases, preserve so-called penumbral connections among.

Vagueness will then be contrasted with ambiguity and generality. This will clarify the nature of the philosophical challenge posed by vagueness. I will then discuss some rival theories of vagueness with an emphasis on many-valued logic, supervaluationism and contextualism.

I will conclude with the issue of whether all vagueness is linguistic. keefe theories of vagueness pdf peting theories of vagueness. Nonetheless, when Tek is borderline tall, it does seem that the unclarity about whether he is tall is not merely epistemic (i.e.

such. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Theories of Vagueness by Rosanna Keefe, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. peting theories of vagueness. Nonetheless, when Tek is borderline tall, it does seem that the unclarity about whether he is tall is not merely epistemic (i.e.

such. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy: Theories of Vagueness by Rosanna Keefe, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This volume explores how vagueness matters as a specific problem in the context of theories that are primarily about something else.

After an introductory chapter on the Sorites paradox, which exposes the various forms the paradox can take and some of the responses that have been pursued, the book proceeds with a chapter on vagueness and metaphysics, which covers important questions.

Theories of Vagueness. Cambridge University Press. and in this timely book Rosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from an account of vagueness and how we should assess rival theories. Her discussion ranges widely and comprehensively over the main theories of vagueness and their supporting arguments, and she offers.

Considers vagueness as both a useful and unavoidable aspect of realms from everyday life to computing. Keefe, R.; Smith, P., eds. Vagueness: A Reader. MIT Press. The editors' long introduction gives a clear and very useful overview of theories of vagueness, and they collect many classic papers on the subject.

Keefe, R. Vagueness. The first part addresses the import of different theories of vagueness for the law, referring to a wide range of theories from supervaluationist to contextualist and semantic realist accounts in order to address the question of whether the law can learn from engaging with philosophical discussions of vagueness.

The second part of the book. Roy Cook then addresses vagueness and meaning, focusing on contextualist, epistemicist, and indeterminist theories. In a chapter dedicated to vagueness and observationality, Diana Raffman examines the problems of the observational indiscriminability of the observational vague predicates and of the nontransitivity of the observational.

And what is the logic of arguments involving this kind of vague expression. These questions are receiving increasing philosophical attention, and in this book, first published inRosanna Keefe explores the questions of what we should want from an account of.

Book Review | April 01 Theories of Vagueness Rosanna Keefe, Theories of Vagueness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. xii, Diana Raffman; Diana Raffman Search for other works by this author on: This Site.

Google. Stewart Shapiro. Stewart Shapiro. Publication Type: book chapters Publication Year: Publication Bibliography: "Temporal Externalism, Constitutive Norms, and Theories of Vagueness" In Tomas Marvan. Such contextualist theories of vagueness have gained some popularity, but many philosophers have remained sceptical of the prospects of finding a tenable contextualist solution to the problems of.

"Temporal Externalism and Epistemic Theories of Vagueness". Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy, Volume 6: Epistemology. Ankara, November (Note: this paper is a shorter version of the one that appeared in the issue of Philosophical Studies) Publication Reference Link: Break down of publication data into fields.“[F]or a social theorist ignorance is more excusable than vagueness.

Other investigators can easily show I am wrong if I am sufficiently precise. They will have much more difficulty showing by investigation what, precisely, I mean if I am vague.theories from supervaluationist to contextualist and semantic realist accounts in order to address the question of whether the law can learn from engaging with philosophical discussions of vagueness.

The second part of the book examines different vagueness phenomena. The contributions in part 2Manufacturer: OUP Oxford.