Hold the Context Fixed—Vagueness Still Remains
Contextualism about vagueness is the view that vagueness consists in a particular species of context-sensitivity, and that accommodating this fact will yield a plausible solution to the Sorites paradox. As many commentators have noted, this view faces the following objection: if the context is held fixed, vagueness still remains, therefore vagueness is not a species of context-sensitivity. This chapter sketches two replies to this objection, which result in two very different kinds of contextualism.
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