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Vague Properties

Stephen Schiffer

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/9780199570386.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Quandary’ labels a psychological state that is characteristic of taking a thing to be a borderline instance of a property. Q-Constraint is the claim that there need be nothing incorrect about being ... More


The Abolition of the British Slave Trade

David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch, and Laura Byrne

in Logic on the Track of Social Change

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235309
eISBN:
9780191679056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235309.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Political Philosophy

This chapter attempts to trace in some detail the decision-making process pertaining to the abolition of the British slave trade as debated in the British Parliament in the years 1788 to 1807. It ... More


. Transnational Citizenship: Paths beyond the Nation-State

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the meaning of modern citizenship and attempts both to clarify it and to explore possible paths beyond the nation-state formula. It also examines some of the theoretical ... More


How to Formulate Relativism

Carol Rovane

in Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199278053
eISBN:
9780191745386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278053.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Wright accepts that relativism arises with irresoluble disagreements in which both parties are (or can be) right, but rejects the semantic relativists’ strategy for handling the resulting threat of ... More


The Ambivalence of Influence: Lermontov's “Not-Byronism”

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the artistic quandaries of Mikhail Lermontov, who was admittedly influenced by Lord Byron, a leading figure of Romanticism. It reconsiders the ways in which the young Lermontov ... More


Ideals to Ideology: Unmasking Masquerade

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter addresses the intellectual quandaries of guarding against the conversion of a cultural period's authentic ideals into a post-period's derivative ideology as portrayed in Mikhail ... More


Post-Romantic Anomie I: A Hero of Our Time and Its Hero

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the psychological quandaries arising from the post-Romantic fragmentation or disintegration of personality as embodied by Pechorin, the main protagonist in Mikhail Lermontov's ... More


Modern Value Quandaries

Patrick L. Anderson

in The Economics of Business Valuation: Towards a Value Functional Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804758307
eISBN:
9780804783224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758307.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The author traces the importance of the business, company, or firm in Economics, society, and world history over two millennia. The author notes that, given its importance and centrality in modern ... More


Assisted dying: moral panic or moral issue?

Malcolm Payne

in Revisiting Moral Panics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447321859
eISBN:
9781447321880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321859.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Assisted dying has become a controversial public issue, with high profile debate engaging health and social care experts, pressure groups and public commentary. For many people it is also a ... More


Quandary and Intuitionism: Crispin Wright on Vagueness

Stephen Schiffer

in Logic, Language, and Mathematics: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199278343
eISBN:
9780191881442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199278343.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter offers a sustained commentary on Crispin Wright’s paper “On Being in a Quandary: Relativism, Vagueness, Logic Revisionism.” It begins by giving a brief introduction to the issues ... More


On the Characterization of Borderline Cases

Crispin Wright

in Meanings and Other Things

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684939
eISBN:
9780191765230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684939.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter takes Schiffer’s central contribution to the study of vagueness to be his treatment of the characterization problem: saying what being a borderline case of a concept expressed by a vague ... More


Anthropology and Theology: Fugues of Thought and Action

Douglas J. Davies

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This tripartite chapter calls for a creative approach that engages diverse themes while striving for satisfying resolutions of disciplinary tensions between anthropology and theology. It calls for ... More


On Being in a Quandary: Relativism, Vagueness, Logical Revisionism

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses three problems: the problem of formulating a coherent relativism, the Sorites paradox, and a seldom noticed difficulty in the best intuitionistic case for the revision of ... More


Rosenkranz on Quandary, Vagueness, and Intuitionism

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Sven Rosenkranz (‘Wright on Vagueness and Agnosticism’, Mind, 112/447, pp. 449–463) provides a searching critique of the central line of argument in ‘On Being in a Quandary’ (this volume, Chapter 7) ... More


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