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7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 9. Vagueness / c. Vagueness as semantic

[vagueness as indecision about word meanings]

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Vagueness is incomplete definition [Frege, by Koslicki]
Since natural language is not precise it cannot be in the province of logic [Russell, by Keefe/Smith]
Vagueness is only a characteristic of representations, such as language [Russell]
Terms learned by ostension tend to be vague, because that must be quick and unrefined [Quine]
'That is red or orange' might be considered true, even though 'that is red' and 'that is orange' were not [Dummett]
Vague predicates lack application; there are no borderline cases; vague F is not F [Unger, by Keefe/Smith]
There clearly are vague identity statements, and Evans's argument has a false conclusion [Evans, by Lewis]
Semantic indecision explains vagueness (if we have precisifications to be undecided about) [Lewis]
Vagueness is semantic indecision: we haven't settled quite what our words are meant to express [Lewis]
Whether or not France is hexagonal depends on your standards of precision [Lewis]
Semantic vagueness involves alternative and equal precisifications of the language [Lewis]
Singular terms can be vague, because they can contain predicates, which can be vague [Inwagen]
Vagueness problems arise from applying sharp semantics to vague languages [Forbes,G]
Vagueness is semantic, a deficiency of meaning [Fine,K]
Would a language without vagueness be usable at all? [Read]