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On Supervaluations, Meaning and Consequence

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On Supervaluations, Meaning and Consequence


The problem of vagueness is motivated by consideration of a sorites series, and the supervaluationist solution is presented. It is argued that supervaluationism can be regarded as an application of the model-theoretic conception of consequence and should therefore be accepted by all. The limitations of this conception are then explored. In particular, if the theory is to provide a constitutive account of vagueness, an account of vagueness as underspecification is required. University of London Jacobsen Prize Essay 2008

Jones, Nicholas (2008) On Supervaluations, Meaning and Consequence.


Item Type: Article
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Vagueness, Supervaluation
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
Collections: London Philosophy Papers
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/1084
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