Vagueness And Language Use

Hardcover | April 19, 2011

EditorP. Égré, N. Klinedinst, Nathan Klinedinst

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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.

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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...

PAUL EGRÉ is a CNRS Research Fellow at Institut Jean-Nicod and a member of the Department of Cognitive Studies at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. His main research areas are the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and epistemology. Since 2008 he has been leading an ANR project on the cognitive sources of vagueness. He ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: P.Égré & N.Klinedinst
PART I: MEASUREMENT AND COMPARISON
Vagueness and Scales; S.Fults
Implicit and Explicit Comparatives; R.van Rooij
Vagueness and Comparison; C.Kennedy
The Inhabitants of Vagueness Models; G.Sassoon
PART II: APPROXIMATORS AND INTENSIFIERS
Two Types of Vagueness; U.Sauerland & P.Stateva
Degree Modifiers and Monotonicity; R.Nouwen
Clarity as Objectivized Belief; A.Cohen & L.Wolf
Reasoning about Public Evidence; C.Barker
PART III: THE SORITES PARADOX
Supervaluationism and Fara's Argument concerning Higher-Order Vagueness; P.Cobreros
Truth in a Region; D.Fara
Vagueness and Practical Interest; P.Sweeney & E.Zardini
Vagueness and Domain Restriction; P.Pagin
Index