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The Resource Vagueness, Timothy Williamson

Vagueness, Timothy Williamson

Label
Vagueness
Title
Vagueness
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Williamson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vagueness provides the first comprehensive examination of a topic of increasing importance in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Timothy Williamson traces the history of this philosophical problem from discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece to modern formal approaches such as fuzzy logic. He illustrates the problems with views which have taken the position that standard logic and formal semantics do not apply to vague language, and defends the controversial realistic view that vagueness is a kind of ignorance--that there really is a grain of sand whose removal turns a heap into a non-heap, but we cannot know which one it is
Member of
Cataloging source
INU
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Williamson, Timothy
Dewey number
160
Index
index present
LC call number
BC199.V34
LC item number
W55 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Problems of philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vagueness (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Vagueness (Philosophy)
  • Vague (philosophie)
  • Philosophie du langage
Label
Vagueness, Timothy Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 The early history of sorites paradoxes -- chapter 2 The ideal of precision -- chapter 3 The rehabilitation of vagueness -- chapter 4 Many-valued logic and degrees of truth -- chapter 5 Supervaluations -- chapter 6 Nihilism -- chapter 7 Vagueness as ignorance -- chapter 8 Inexact knowledge -- chapter 9 Vagueness in the world
Control code
70769329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610020065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70769329
Label
Vagueness, Timothy Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 The early history of sorites paradoxes -- chapter 2 The ideal of precision -- chapter 3 The rehabilitation of vagueness -- chapter 4 Many-valued logic and degrees of truth -- chapter 5 Supervaluations -- chapter 6 Nihilism -- chapter 7 Vagueness as ignorance -- chapter 8 Inexact knowledge -- chapter 9 Vagueness in the world
Control code
70769329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610020065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70769329

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