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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. He argues that standard logic and formal semantics apply even to vague languages and defends the controversial, realist ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 7th 1996 by Routledge (first published July 7th 1994)
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Matt
Williamson's book is a landmark. It is admirably precise and synoptic. It is, in my view, a chore to read Williamson, but careful attention to each chapter of this book will be rewarding in the end.
Roy
Did you know that Vagueness has clear and distinct boundaries?
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