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Diagnosing Sorites arguments

Stalnaker, Robert C. (2018) Diagnosing Sorites arguments. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 33 (3). pp. 509-520. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

This is a discussion of Delia Fara’s theory of vagueness, and of its solution to the Sorites paradox, criticizing some of the details of the account, but agreeing that its central insight will be a part of any solution to the problem. I also consider a wider range of philosophical puzzles that involve arguments that are structurally similar to the argument of the Sorites paradox, and argue that the main ideas of her account of vagueness helps to respond to some of those puzzles.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Stalnaker, Robert C.stal@mit.edu
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: vagueness, sorites paradox, context-dependence, supervaluations, epistemicism
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 20:47
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 20:47
Item ID: 15446
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vascou
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.19625
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Date: September 2018
Page Range: pp. 509-520
Volume: 33
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15446

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