9780198712060

Vagueness and Thought

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    9780198712060

  • ISBN10:

    0198712065

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-07-03
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Andrew Bacon is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. His work typically applies the methods of philosophical logic to issues in metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. Recently he has worked on vagueness, the semantic paradoxes, and logic and epistemology of conditional statements.

Table of Contents


Part I: Background
1. Non-Classical and Nihilistic Approaches
2. Classical Approaches: An Overview of the Current Debate
3. An Outline of a Theory of Propositional Vagueness
Part II: Epistemological Matters
4. Vagueness and Language
5. Vagueness and Ignorance
6. Vagueness and Evidence
7. Probabilism, Assertion and Higher-order Vagueness
8. Vagueness and Uncertainty
9. Vagueness and Decision
10. Vagueness and Desire
Part III: Logical Matters
11. Vague Propositions
12. Vagueness and Precision
13. Symmetry Semantics
14. Vagueness and the World
15. Vagueness and Modality
16. Vague Objects
17. Beyond Vagueness
18. Appendices

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