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Vagueness

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of language,
  • Semantics (meaning),
  • Linguistics,
  • Logic,
  • Metaphysics,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • General,
  • Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRosanna Keefe (Editor), Peter Smith (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9526507M
    ISBN 100262611457
    ISBN 109780262611459

    MODERNIST FICTION AND VAGUENESS Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the artistic and philosophical versions of vagueness, linking the development of literary modernism to changes in philosophy. This book argues that the puzzle of vagueness – language’s unavoidable imprecision – led to transform-. Roots and purpose. In the case of vagueness, a statute might be considered void on constitutional grounds. Specifically, roots of the vagueness doctrine extend into the two due process clauses, in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The courts have generally determined that vague laws deprive citizens of their rights without fair .

    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. ""Vagueness provides a copmlete and lucid account of one of the hottest topics in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of logic His effort drives epistemicism to a new level of depth and distinction."-Roy Sorenson, New York University "Nothing should henceforth be written on vagueness which fails to learn from this book.3/5(2). This volume explores how vagueness matters as a specific problem in the context of theories that are primarily about something else. After an introductory chapter on the Sorites paradox, which exposes the various forms the paradox can take and some of the responses that have been pursued, the book proceeds with a chapter on vagueness and metaphysics, which covers Brand: Springer Netherlands.

    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. Bringing together leading scholars working on the topic of vagueness in philosophy and in law, this book fosters a dialogue between philosophers and legal scholars by examining how philosophers conceive vagueness in law from their theoretical perspective and how legal theorists make use of philosophical theories of cturer: OUP Oxford. Vagueness refers to a lack of clarity in meaning. For example, Go down the road a ways and then turn right is vague because “a ways” does not precisely explain how far one should go down the road. Ambiguity is when there is more than one clear meaning, and it is difficult to choose which meaning was intended.


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The third part deals with the pragmatic aspects of vagueness in law, providing answers to the question of.Ebook Description. If you keep removing single grains of sand from a heap, when is it no longer a heap? From discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece, to modern formal approaches like fuzzy logic, Timothy Williamson traces the history of the problem of vagueness.