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Single Idea 21630

[catalogued under 9. Objects / B. Unity of Objects / 3. Unity Problems / e. Vague objects]

Full Idea

If objects can have fuzzy spatial boundaries, surely they can have fuzzy temporal, modal or mereological boundaries too.

Gist of Idea

If fuzzy edges are fine, then why not fuzzy temporal, modal or mereological boundaries?


Timothy Williamson (Vagueness [1994], 9.2)

A Reaction

Fair point. I think there is a distinction between parts of the thing, such as its edges, being fuzzy, and the whole thing being fuzzy, in the temporal case.

Book Reference

Williamson,Timothy: 'Vagueness' [Routledge 1996], p.256