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Single Idea 13694

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

Full Idea

We can introduce 'sharpenings', to make vague terms precise without disturbing their semantics. Then truth (or falsity) becomes true(false)-in-all-sharpenings. You are only 'rich' if you are rich-on-all-sharpenings of the word.

Gist of Idea

We can 'sharpen' vague terms, and then define truth as true-on-all-sharpenings


Theodore Sider (Logic for Philosophy [2010], 3.4.5)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Logic for Philosophy' [OUP 2010], p.84

A Reaction

Not very helpful. Lots of people might be considered rich in many contexts, but very few people would be considered rich in all contexts. You are still left with some vague middle ground.