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Fara’s Formula and the Supervaluational Thin Red Line

Malpass, Alex (2013) Fara’s Formula and the Supervaluational Thin Red Line. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 28 (2). pp. 267-282. ISSN 2171-679X

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The focus of this paper is an argument presented by Fara (2010), which is against supervaluationism in
the context of vagueness. I show how it applies equally to the branching-time (BT) supervaluationism (first
presented in Thomason 1970), but not to the closely related ‘STRL’ semantics of Malpass & Wawer (2012).

Este artículo se centra en un argumento presentado por Fara (2010) en contra del supervaluacionismo en
el contexto de la vaguedad. Muestro cómo dicho argumento es igualmente aplicable al supervaluacionismo
de tiempo ramificado (presentado por primera vez por Thomason 1970), pero no a la semántica ‘STRL’ de
Malpass y Wawer (2012), que está estrechamente relacionada.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Malpass, Alex
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: supervaluationism; branching-time; the Thin Red Line; semantics; truth; supervaluacionismo; tiempo ramificado; la Delgada Línea Roja; semántica; verdad
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 18:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 18:06
Item ID: 10175
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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Date: May 2013
Page Range: pp. 267-282
Volume: 28
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X

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