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Vagueness and Language Use

  • Paul Égré
  • Nathan Klinedinst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Vagueness and Language Use

    1. Paul Égré, Nathan Klinedinst
      Pages 1-21
  3. Measurement and Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Scott Fults
      Pages 25-50
    3. Robert van Rooij
      Pages 51-72
    4. Christopher Kennedy
      Pages 73-97
    5. Galit W. Sassoon
      Pages 98-118
  4. Approximators and Intensifiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Uli Sauerland, Penka Stateva
      Pages 121-145
    3. Rick Nouwen
      Pages 146-164
    4. Lavi Wolf, Ariel Cohen
      Pages 165-190
  5. The Sorites Paradox

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Delia Graff Fara
      Pages 222-248
    3. Paula Sweeney, Elia Zardini
      Pages 249-282
    4. Peter Pagin
      Pages 283-307
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 308-319

About this book

Introduction

This volume brings together twelve papers by linguists and philosophers contributing novel empirical and formal considerations to theorizing about vagueness. Three main issues are addressed: gradable expressions and comparison, the semantics of degree adverbs and intensifiers (such as 'clearly'), and ways of evading the sorites paradox.

Keywords

comparative eros knowledge linguists model novel philosophy reason semantic semantics truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Égré
    • 1
  • Nathan Klinedinst
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Jean-NicodParisFrance
  2. 2.University College LondonUK

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