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    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Vagueness   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas Vagueness   Fraassen, Bas
Gärdenfors, Peter Vagueness   Gärdenfors, Peter
Lewis, David Vagueness   Lewis, David
Logic Texts Vagueness   Logic Texts
McGinn, Colin Vagueness   McGinn, Colin
Putnam, Hilary Vagueness   Putnam, Hilary
Quine, Willard Van Orman Vagueness   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Sainsbury, R.M. Vagueness   Sainsbury, R.M.
Williamson, T. Vagueness   Williamson, T.
Wittgenstein, L. Vagueness   Wittgenstein, L.
Wright, Crispin Vagueness   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23