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Vagueness in context

by Stewart Shapiro

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vagueness (Philosophy),
  • Semantics (Philosophy),
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStewart Shapiro.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB105.V33 S53 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3410142M
    ISBN 100199280398
    LC Control Number2005026129

    This volume analyzes and studies how vagueness occurs and matters as a specific problem in the context of theories that are primarily about something else. After an introductory chapter on the Sorites paradox by Dominic Hyde, in which the author exposes the various forms the paradox can take and some of the responses that have been pursued, the. Vagueness is commonly demonstrated by the Sorites paradox. A standard form of this paradox features a man sequence of progressively taller men, starting with a paradigm case of a short man at one extreme, say George Costanza, and at the other extreme, a paradigm case of a tall one, say Kramer. Base step: Man 1 (George Costanza) is short.

    Vagueness leads to indeterminacies in the application of the law in many cases. This book responds to the challenges that those indeterminacies pose to a theory of law and adjudication. The book puts controversies in legal theory in a new light, using arguments in the philosophy of language to offer an explanation of the unclarities that arise. A problem of vagueness can be solved using more precise words or by providing a more precise definition for the words used. To say “This car is a very good deal” is inappropriately vague; it presents a problem of vagueness because the price of a car can and should be stated precisely. This is probably a spin technique in the context of sales.

    Chris Kennedy Seminar on Vagueness University of Chicago 2 May, Vagueness, Context Dependence and Interest Relativity 1 Questions about vagueness Graff () summarizes the challenge for a theory of vagueness in the following three questions: 1. The Semantic Question. the characteristic of a word or expression as having an imprecise meaning r unclear boundaries in a given context or for a given purpose. Problematic Ambiguity. a way to resolve vagueness is to ask for clarification. negotiate the meaning.


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Stewart Shapiro's aim in Vagueness in Context is to develop both a philosophical and a formal, model-theoretic account of the meaning, function, and logic of vague terms in an idealized version of a natural language like English.

It is a commonplace that the extensions of vague terms vary with such contextual factors as the comparison class and paradigm cases. Vagueness is standardly defined as the possession of borderline cases.

For example, ‘tall’ is vague because a man who is meters in height is neither clearly tall nor clearly non-tall. No amount of conceptual analysis or empirical investigation can settle whether a meter man is tall. Borderline cases are inquiry resistant.

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The goal of this book is to defend a supervaluationist theory of vagueness. Keefe begins by laying out a series of desiderata for an adequate theory of vagueness generally: among other things, such a theory will need to solve the sorites paradox, provide a plausible analysis of borderline cases, preserve so-called penumbral connections among.

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The title of this book suggests that the collection will provide an understanding of vagueness; the subtitle promises an interdisciplinary approach. By reading the book, we should thus come to understand vagueness from at least three perspectives. References [1] Eklund, M., Book Review: Vagueness in Context, by Stewart Shapiro, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Most (if not all) general terms of natural languages are vague. Vague terms are commonly characterized by their failure to draw (sharp) boundaries. Consequently, any boundary drawn is bound to be arbitrary.

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