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Vagueness in context [electronic resource] / Stewart Shapiro.

Author/Creator:
Shapiro, Stewart, 1951-
Publication:
Oxford : Clarendon, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 p.)
Subjects:
Vagueness (Philosophy).
Semantics (Philosophy).
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Stewart Shapiro's aim in Vagueness in Context is to develop both a philosophical and a formal, model-theoretic account of the meaning, function, and logic of vague terms in an idealized version of a natural language like English. It is a commonplace that the extensions of vague terms vary with such contextual factors as the comparison class and paradigm cases. A person can be tall with respect to male accountants and not tall (even short) with respect to professionalbasketball players. The main feature of Shapiro's account is that the extensions (and anti-extensions) of vague terms also vary i
Contents:
Contents; 1. The Nature of Vagueness: Humpty Dumpty Gets His Due; 2. Interlude: The Place and Role of Model Theory; 3. A Start on Model Theory; 4. Connectives, Quantifiers, Logic; 5. Refinements and Extensions I: So-Called ''Higher-Order Vagueness''; 6. Refinements and Extensions II: Objects, Identity, and Abstracts; 7. Metaphysical Matters: Language, the WORLD, and Objectivity; APPENDIX: Waismann on Open-Texture and Analyticity; References; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-219) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-954478-6
1-280-90596-4
9786610905966
0-19-153567-2
1-4356-2327-4
OCLC:
191827465
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