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In defense of true higher-order vagueness

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Stewart Shapiro recently argued that there is no higher-order vagueness. More specifically, his thesis is: (ST) 'So-called second-order vagueness in 'F' is nothing but first-order vagueness in the phrase 'competent speaker of English' or 'competent user of "F"'. Shapiro bases (ST) on a description of the phenomenon of higher-order vagueness and two accounts of 'borderline case' and provides several arguments in its support. We present the phenomenon (as Shapiro describes it) and the accounts;...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11229-009-9704-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Synthese
Volume:
180
Issue:
3
Pages:
317-335
Publication date:
2011-06-01
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Pubs id:
pubs:352130
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uuid:1b92ac19-9a79-4fe0-a137-ff4f055d5de3
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352130
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pubs:352130

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