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Single Idea 21599

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 6. Paradoxes in Language / b. The Heap paradox ('Sorites')]

Full Idea

A sorites paradox is stopped when it collides with a sorites paradox going in the opposite direction. That account will not strike a logician as solving the sorites paradox.

Gist of Idea

A sorites stops when it collides with an opposite sorites


Timothy Williamson (Vagueness [1994], 3.3)

Book Reference

Williamson,Timothy: 'Vagueness' [Routledge 1996], p.87