Edgington, D. (2010) Sorensen on vagueness and contradiction. In: Dietz, R. and Moruzzi, S. (eds.) Cuts and Clouds. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 91. ISBN 9780199570386.Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter discusses some themes from Roy Sorensen's book Vagueness and Contradiction. While agreeing with Sorensen that the major premise in a Sorites argument must be false, it rejects the consequences that Sorensen draws from this: that vague predicates have sharp boundaries, and that the phenomenon is to be explained in terms of ‘truthmaker gaps’. It is argued that ‘gappy’ theories of a variety of kinds, including McGee and McLaughlin's theory, misrepresent the phenomenon of vagueness. Further, some of the problems Sorensen raises disappear on a degree-theoretic approach to vagueness.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Sorensen, Sorites paradox, truthmaker gaps, McGee and McLaughlin, degree-theoretic approach|
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2011 11:54|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:20|
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