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[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 9. Vagueness / e. Supervaluation for vagueness]

Full Idea

A supervaluationist approach involves consideration of what the truth value of the utterance would have been if semantic indecision had been resolved in this way or that.

Gist of Idea

Supervaluationism takes what the truth-value would have been if indecision was resolved


Katherine Hawley (How Things Persist [2001], 4.1)

Book Reference

Hawley,Katherine: 'How Things Persist' [OUP 2004], p.104

A Reaction

At last, a lovely account of supervaluation in plain English that anyone can understand! Why don't they all do that? Well, done Katherine Hawley! ['semantic indecision' is uncertainty about what your words mean!]