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Vagueness-Adaptive Logic: A Pragmatical Approach to Sorites Paradoxes

Bart Van Kerkhove and Guido Vanackere
Studia Logica: An International Journal for Symbolic Logic
Vol. 75, No. 3 (Dec., 2003), pp. 383-411
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20016566
Page Count: 29
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Abstract

This paper defends a pragmatical approach to vagueness. The vagueness-adaptive logic VAL is a good reconstruction of and an excellent instrument for human reasoning processes in which vague predicates are involved. Apart from its proof-theory and semantics, a Sorites-treating model based on it is presented, disarming the paradox. The paper opens perspectives with respect to the construction of theories by means of vague predicates.

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