Vagueness is generally considered to be the absence of boundaries to the extension of vague words. This characteristic (which may be considered as a continuity or tolerance feature of these expressions) contrasts with the common expectation that language allows us to individuate objects and properties and to delineate specific states of the world (instead of others), this second aspect may be considered a presumption of discontinuity (or discreteness) in our use of words. The most common reactions to the above dilemma in philosophical literature are presented.

Continuo e discreto nel dibattito contemporaneo sulla vaghezza / E. Paganini. - In: FOGLI DI FILOSOFIA. - ISSN 2037-920X. - 11:1(2019), pp. 59-72. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Continuo/Discontinuo tenutosi a Roma nel 2018.

Continuo e discreto nel dibattito contemporaneo sulla vaghezza

E. Paganini
2019

Abstract

Vagueness is generally considered to be the absence of boundaries to the extension of vague words. This characteristic (which may be considered as a continuity or tolerance feature of these expressions) contrasts with the common expectation that language allows us to individuate objects and properties and to delineate specific states of the world (instead of others), this second aspect may be considered a presumption of discontinuity (or discreteness) in our use of words. The most common reactions to the above dilemma in philosophical literature are presented.
vagueness; boundaries; theories of vagueness; tolerance; continuous/discrete divide
Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi
Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2018-2022 - Dipartimento di FILOSOFIA
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