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Cuts and CloudsVagueness, its Nature, & its Logic$
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Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570386

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.001.0001

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Cuts and Clouds

Richard Dietz (Contributor Webpage)

Sebastiano Moruzzi (Contributor Webpage)

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief exposition of two types of puzzling issues that the philosophical discussion centres on and that also play a pivotal role in this collection: (i) the question of what vagueness consists in; and (ii) the problem of giving a convincing resolution to the Sorites paradox. This is followed by summaries of the individual chapters, along with an outline of some more specific questions regarding the nature and logic of vagueness raised in them: What sort of facts vagueness is grounded in? Is there vagueness in reality? What sort of similiarity relation is in play in the Sorites paradox? What do we do when using vague expressions in communication? If vagueness calls for a revisionism about logic, what sort of non-classical logic ought we adopt? Is there higher-order vagueness?

Keywords:   vagueness, Sorites paradox, borderline cases, vagueness in reality, vagueness in language, non-classical logic, higher-order vagueness

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