Single Idea 16458

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 9. Vagueness / d. Vagueness as linguistic]

Full Idea

If vagueness is semantic indeterminacy, then wherever we have vague statements, we have several alternative precisifications of the vague language involved, all with equal claims of being 'intended'.

Gist of Idea

Semantic vagueness involves alternative and equal precisifications of the language


David Lewis (Vague Identity: Evans misunderstood [1988], p.318)

Book Reference

'Vagueness: a Reader', ed/tr. Keefe,R /Smith,P [MIT 1999], p.318