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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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What is Vagueness?

What is Vagueness?

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(p.127) 3 What is Vagueness?
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Vagueness and Degrees of Truth
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0004

This chapter presents a definition of vagueness. Section 3.1 explains what the task of defining vagueness involves, and why this task is important. Section 3.2 examines and criticizes existing definitions of vagueness. Section 3.3 explains a key notion necessary for an understanding of the book's definition of vagueness. Section 3.4 presents the definition and its key advantages are presented in Section 3.5.

Keywords:   vagueness, closeness, definition, defining

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