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Vagueness and Degrees of Truth$
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Nicholas J. J. Smith

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199233007

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.001.0001

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The Space of Possible Theories of Vagueness

The Space of Possible Theories of Vagueness

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(p.33) 2 The Space of Possible Theories of Vagueness
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Vagueness and Degrees of Truth
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0003

This chapter presents the main existing theories of vagueness, as well as some possible theories which have not yet found advocates. Each theory is presented not necessarily as it was first presented in the literature, but rather as it looks from the point of view of the classical semantic picture. That is, the chapter examines whether, and if so how exactly, different theories of vagueness depart from that picture.

Keywords:   vagueness, epistemicism, truth values, truth gaps, supervaluationism, plurivaluationism, contextualism, institutionism

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