The Psychology of Vagueness : Borderline Cases and Contradictions

  title={The Psychology of Vagueness : Borderline Cases and Contradictions},
  author={Sam Alxatib and Francis Jeffry Pelletier},
In an interesting experimental study, Bonini et al. (1999) present partial support for truth-gap theories of vagueness. We say this despite their claim to find theoretical and empirical reasons to dismiss gap theories and despite the fact that they favor an alternative, epistemic account, which they call ‘vagueness as ignorance’. We present yet more experimental evidence that supports gap theories, and argue for a semantic/pragmatic alternative that unifies the gappy supervaluationary approach… CONTINUE READING