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Truth-Functional and Penumbral Intuitions

Oms, Sergi (2010) Truth-Functional and Penumbral Intuitions. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 25 (2). pp. 137-147. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Two of the main intuitions that underlie the phenomenon of vagueness are the truth-functional and the penumbral intuitions. After presenting and contrasting them, I will put forward Tappenden's gappy approach to vagueness (which takes into account the truth-functional intuition). I will contrast Tappenden's view with another of the theories of vagueness that see it as a semantic phenomenon: Supervaluationism (which takes into account the penumbral intuition). Then I will analyze some objections to Tappenden's approach and some objections to Supervaluationism. Finally, I will present my own worries about Tappenden's account.


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Oms, Sergioms.sergi@gmail.com
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: vagueness, Tappenden, supervaluationism, essentially vague predicates, truth-functionality, penumbral sentences
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 00:43
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2014 00:43
Item ID: 10313
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.635
Date: June 2010
Page Range: pp. 137-147
Volume: 25
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10313

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