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Can vagueness cut out at any order?

Mahtani, Anna (2008) Can vagueness cut out at any order? Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 86 (3). pp. 499-508. ISSN 0004-8402

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00048400802001954

Abstract

Could a sentence be, say, 3rd order vague, but 4th order precise? In Williamson 19993. Williamson, T. 1999. On the Structure of Higher-Order Vagueness. Mind, 108: 127–43. [CrossRef], [Web of Science ®] View all references we find an argument that seems to show that this is impossible: every sentence is either 1st order precise, 2nd order precise, or infinitely vague. The argument for this claim is unpersuasive, however, and this paper explains why.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rajp20
Additional Information: © 2008 Australasian Association of Philosophy
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 03:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50722

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