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For some relativists some of the time the evidence for their view is a puzzling data pattern: On the one hand, there's evidence that the terms in question exhibit some kind of content stability across contexts. On the other hand, there's evidence that their contents vary from one context of use to another. The challenge is to reconcile these two sets of(More)
I want to address a foundational issue in the contemporary vagueness debate. This is very much dominated by three main approaches—semantic, epistemic and psychological — which, however distinct they may be in other respects, share a crucial common feature, namely that of characterizing vagueness in terms of the notion of borderlineness. These approaches "(More)
In the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in Moore's Proof of the existence of an external world, which is now often rendered as follows: 1 (I) Here's a hand (II) If there is a hand here, there is an external world Therefore (III) There is an external world The contemporary debate has been mostly triggered by Crispin Wright's(More)
The naive approach to vagueness maintains that the nature of the vagueness of an expression basically consists in its not having boundaries between positive and negative cases of application in an appropriate ordering (a " soritical series "), whilst having both positive and negative cases in it. The naive approach is contrasted with the nowadays dominant(More)
P Pa au ul l É Ég gr ré é (IJN) N Na at th ha an n K Kl li in ne ed di in ns st t (UCL) Timetable NB. All plenary sessions take place in Salle Dussane All coffee breaks will take place in the rotunda of Salle Dussane