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Vagueness: A Global Approach

Kit Fine


The book is about the problem of vagueness. It begins by discussing some of the existing views on vagueness and then explains why they have not been thought to be satisfactory. It then outlines a new account of vagueness, based on the general idea that vagueness is a global rather than a local phenomenon. In other words, the vagueness of an expression or object is not an intrinsic feature of the object or an expression but a matter of how it relates to other objects and expression. The development of this idea leads to a new semantics and logic for vagueness. The semantics and logic are then a ... More

Keywords: vagueness, semantics, classical logic, non-classical logic, personal identity, luminosity, sorites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197514955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197514955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kit Fine, author
University Professor and Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics, New York University