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Vagaries about Vagueness

Nathan Salmon

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/9780199570386.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes two approaches to vagueness. The vagueness-in-language approach sees the world as exact, and all vagueness as inherent in our means of representing the world. By contrast, ... More


Introduction

Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi

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/9780199570386.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief exposition of two types of puzzling issues that the philosophical discussion centres on and that also play a pivotal role in this collection: (i) the ... More


The Illusion of Higher‐Order Vagueness

Crispin Wright

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/9780199570386.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is common among philosophers who take an interest in the phenomenon of vagueness in natural language not merely to acknowledge higher-order vagueness but to take its existence as a basic datum; so ... More


H. L. A. Hart and the ‘Open Texture’ of Language

Brian Bix

in Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260509
eISBN:
9780191682100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260509.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Both Hart and Weismann wrote on the existence of ‘open texture’ within the circumstantial gaps of human-flawed rules and practical perception. Weismann derived the term from his approach to ... More


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