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Vagueness, philosophy: there are descriptions of objects or situations that are necessarily not fully determined. For example, the indication whether a given hue is still red or already orange is not always decidable. It is a property of the language to provide vague predicates. Whether vagueness is a property of the world is controversial. See also sorites, indeterminacy, under-determinateness, intensification, penumbra.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Vagueness   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas van Vagueness   Fraassen, Bas van
Gärdenfors, Peter Vagueness   Gärdenfors, Peter
Lewis, David K. Vagueness   Lewis, David K.
Logic Texts Vagueness   Logic Texts
McGinn, Colin Vagueness   McGinn, Colin
Putnam, Hilary Vagueness   Putnam, Hilary
Quine, W.V.O. Vagueness   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Sainsbury, Richard M. Vagueness   Sainsbury, Richard M.
Williamson, Timothy Vagueness   Williamson, Oliver E.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Vagueness   Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Wright, Crispin Vagueness   Wright, Crispin

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