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1st Edition

By Delia Graff, Timothy Williamson


536 pages

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Hardback: 9780754620808
pub: 2002-07-25
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Vagueness, volume XX, contains twenty-seven essays, with issues covered including: nihilism, phenomenal sorites, degrees of truth, epistemicism, higher-order vagueness, contextualism, and intuitionism. Written by leading contemporary philosophers, these essays will be of interest to researchers in philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics and epistemology; as well as those in natural language semantics, artificial intelligence and cognitive science more generally. A substantial introduction written by the editors provides a guide to the topic and to the essays in the volume.

Table of Contents

Contents: There are no ordinary things, Peter Unger; On that which is not, Samuel C. Wheeler; Nostalgia for the ordinary: comments on papers by Unger and Wheeler, David H. Sanford. Sorites, Bertil Rolf; An argument for the vagueness of 'vague', Roy A. Sorensen. Observational Predicates: On the coherence of the vague predicates, Crispin Wright; Phenomenal colors and sorites, C.L. Hardin; Are vague predicates incoherent?, Christopher Peacock. Degrees of Truth: Degrees of belief and degrees of truth, R.M. Sainsbury; Validity, uncertainty and vagueness, Dorothy Edgington. Epistemicism: The sorites paradox, Richmond Campbell; What makes it a heap?, Timothy Williamson; Hat-tricks and heaps, W.D. Hart. Higher-Order Vagueness: Is there a higher-order vagueness?, R.M. Sainsbury; Is higher-order vagueness coherent?, Crispin Wright; Wright and Sainsbury on higher-order vagueness, Dorothy Edgington; A note on the logic of (higher-order) vagueness, Richard G. Heck Jr; On the structure of higher-order vagueness, Timothy Williamson; Why higher-order vagueness is a pseudo-problem, Dominic Hyde; Why the vague need not be higher-order vague, Michael Tye. Contextualism: The paradox of the heap, Hans Kamp; The liar and sorites paradoxes: toward a unified treatment, Jamie Tappenden; Vagueness without paradox, Diana Raffman. Intuitionism: Vagueness and alternative logic, Hilary Putnam; Hairier than Putnam thought, Stephen Read and Crispin Wright; A quick read is a wrong Wright, Hilary Putnam; Putnam on the sorites paradox, Timothy Williamson; Index.

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The International Research Library of Philosophy

The International Research Library of Philosophy
The International Research Library of Philosophy collects in book form a wide range of important and influential essays in philosophy, drawn predominantly from English-language journals. Each volume in the Library deals with a field of inquiry which has received significant attention in philosophy in the last 25 years, and is edited by a philosopher noted in that field. No particular philosophical method or approach is favoured or excluded. The Library will constitute a representative sampling of the best work in contemporary English-language philosophy, providing researchers and scholars throughout the world with comprehensive coverage of currently important topics and approaches. The Library is divided into four series of volumes which reflect the broad divisions of contemporary philosophical inquiry: Metaphysics and Epistemology The Philosophy of Mathematics and Science The Philosophy of Logic, Language and Mind The Philosophy of Value

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