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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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