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Introduction to the Broadly Classical Options

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is a short introduction to the ways of dealing with the Liar paradox within classical logic. It distinguishes classical gap theories, classical glut theories, and weakly classical ... More


Vagueness and Second‐Level Indeterminacy

Matti Eklund

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many theorists of vagueness take vagueness to be bound up with indeterminacy in a way that conflicts with classical logic and bivalence. Others, epistemicists like Timothy Williamson, hold that the ... More


Vagueness as Semantic

Max Kölbel

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that vagueness, understood as a semantic phenomenon, can be accommodated within standard semantics by assimilating it to contingency in standard modal semantics and suitably ... More


Supervaluationism, Indirect Speech Reports, and Demonstratives

Rosanna Keefe

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can supervaluationism successfully handle indirect speech reports? This chapter considers and rejects Schiffer's claim that they cannot. One alleged problem with indirect speech reports is that the ... More


Scope Confusions and Unsatisfiable Disjuncts: Two Problems for Supervaluationism

Delia Graff Fara

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers two problems for supervaluationist accounts of vagueness. First is that the best (canonical-supervaluationist) explanation of our inclination to accept Sorites premises ... More


The Prospects of a Paraconsistent Response to Vagueness

Dominic Hyde

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paraconsistent responses to vagueness are often thought to represent a revision of logical theory that is too radical to be defensible. The paracomplete logic of supervaluationism, SpV, is not only ... More


A Second Interlude on Vagueness

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the attempt to make sense of the notion of a question having no determinate answer within a classical-logic framework. It focuses in part on supervaluationism, especially the ... More


The Space of Possible Theories of Vagueness

Nicholas J. J. Smith

in Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter presents the main existing theories of vagueness, as well as some possible theories which have not yet found advocates. Each theory is presented not necessarily as it was first presented ... More


Accommodating Vagueness

Nicholas J. J. Smith

in Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter shows that only those theories of vagueness that countenance degrees of truth can allow for the existence of predicates that satisfy the Closeness definition. More precisely, it argues ... More


If it’s clear, then it’s clear that it’s clear, or is it? Higher-order vagueness and the S4 axiom ⋆

Susanne Bobzien

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This paper challenges some widespread assumptions about the role of the modal axiom S4 in theories of vagueness. In the context of vagueness, S4 usually appears as the principle ‘If it’s clear ... More


Vagueness and the Mind of God 1

John Hawthorne

in Metaphysical Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199291236
eISBN:
9780191710612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291236.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How ought we to conceive of an omniscient mind in light of the phenomenon of vagueness? Working within the framework of one of the more promising approaches to vagueness — supervaluationism — this ... More


The Real Truth about the Unreal Future *

Rachael Briggs and Graeme A. Forbes

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Growing-Block theorists hold that past and present things are real, while future things do not yet exist. This generates a puzzle: how can Growing-Block theorists explain the fact that some sentences ... More


Being Metaphysically Unsettled: Barnes and Williams on Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vagueness

Matti Eklund

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603039
eISBN:
9780191725418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter discusses the defence of metaphysical indeterminacy by Elizabeth Barnes and Robert Williams and discusses a classical and bivalent theory of such indeterminacy. Even if metaphysical ... More


The MBT View

Ofra Magidor

in Category Mistakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter focuses on a second semantic approach to category mistakes: the MBT view, according to which category mistakes are meaningful but truth-valueless. First, a general argument is presented ... More


Indeterminacy

Thomas Sattig

in The Double Lives of Objects: An Essay in the Metaphysics of the Ordinary World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683017
eISBN:
9780191798221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683017.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The main question of the chapter is whether de re indeterminacy claims about the mereological, spatial, and temporal boundaries of ordinary objects might be true—whether ordinary objects might be ... More


The Many

Daniel Z. Korman

in Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198732532
eISBN:
9780191796760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The problem of the many purports to show that, whenever there is an ordinary object of some kind, there must be countless objects of that kind right where it is. This chapter examines a variety of ... More


Permutations and referential indeterminacy

Tim Button and Sean Walsh

in Philosophy and Model Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198790396
eISBN:
9780191863424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a definition of isomorphism, and then introduces the Push-Through Construction, which allows us to generate many distinct isomorphic copies of a model. Benacerraf and Putnam ... More


Vague Existence

Alessandro Torza

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 10

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791973
eISBN:
9780191834196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791973.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ted Sider has famously argued that existence, in the unrestricted sense of ontology, cannot be vague, as long as vagueness is modeled by means of precisifications. The first section of Chapter 9 ... More


Vagueness and Precision

Andrew Bacon

in Vagueness and Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198712060
eISBN:
9780191780264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712060.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The proposition that Patrick Stewart is bald is vague, but not borderline. According to the orthodox view, a proposition is vague iff it is metaphysically possible that it is borderline, allowing us ... More


Classical Approaches: An Overview of the Current Debate

Andrew Bacon

in Vagueness and Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198712060
eISBN:
9780191780264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712060.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 argued against nihilist, universalist, and non-classical approaches to vagueness, leaving only the view that sorites sequences have cutoff points left. However, many questions about the ... More


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