Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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 Excerpt Meta data

 
Books on Amazon:
Peter Gärdenfors
I 44
Vagueness/Language/Gärdenfors: Language is full of vagueness. Since Leibniz, philosophers have dreamed of a precise language.
---
I 45
Gärdenfors thesis: vague concepts are necessary in a language for reasons of cognitive economy. The vagueness results for the most part from the fact that we learn concepts through individual examples and counterexamples.
---
I 46
Explanation of the vagueness:
1. With changing boundary lines of the domains, there is a different probability for the localization of a prototype.
2. Vagueness stems from the changing weighting of the dimensions in one domain. The different weights result in changing contexts. > Perception/prototypes/categories/Gärdenfors.
---
I 47
General: cognitive limitations relating to the location of the prototypes and relative weighting of the dimensions explain why terms are generally vague and why categorial perception is omnipresent.


_____________
Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014


> Counter arguments against Gärdenfors

Authors A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  


Concepts A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  



> Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction | > Export as BibTeX Datei
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-24