Vagueness and incoherence: A reply to Burns

Synthese 80 (3):395 - 406 (1989)

Abstract

Linda burns in her article 'vagueness and coherence' ("synthese" 68) claims to solve the sorites paradox. Her strategy consists in part in arguing that vague terms involve loose rather than strict tolerance principles. Only strict principles give rise to the sorites paradox. I argue that vague terms do indeed involve paradox-Generating strict tolerance principles, Although different ones from those burns considers. The sorites paradox remains unsolved

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Vagueness and Coherence.Linda Burns - 1986 - Synthese 68 (3):487 - 513.

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Vagueness, Indiscernibility, and Pragmatics: Comments on Burns.Achille C. Varzi - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (Supplement):49-62.
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Intuitionism and Vagueness.S. P. Schwartz & William Throop - 1991 - Erkenntnis 34 (3):347 - 356.

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