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24.729 Topics in Philosophy of Language: Vagueness (MIT) 24.729 Topics in Philosophy of Language: Vagueness (MIT)

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The objective of the graduate-level course is to give people a sense of what "accounting for vagueness" is all about, why it's hard, and why it's important. This will involve surveying some prominent accounts of vagueness. The objective of the graduate-level course is to give people a sense of what "accounting for vagueness" is all about, why it's hard, and why it's important. This will involve surveying some prominent accounts of vagueness.

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vagueness | vagueness | sorites paradox | sorites paradox | truth | truth | supervaluationism | supervaluationism | epistemicism | epistemicism | contextualism | contextualism | nihilism | nihilism | relativism | relativism | logical revisionism | logical revisionism | interdeterminacy | interdeterminacy | language | language | inexact knowledge | inexact knowledge | logic | logic

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24.729 Topics in Philosophy of Language: Vagueness (MIT)

Description

The objective of the graduate-level course is to give people a sense of what "accounting for vagueness" is all about, why it's hard, and why it's important. This will involve surveying some prominent accounts of vagueness.

Subjects

vagueness | sorites paradox | truth | supervaluationism | epistemicism | contextualism | nihilism | relativism | logical revisionism | interdeterminacy | language | inexact knowledge | logic

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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