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The Sorites Paradox

The Sorites Paradox

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Sergi Oms, Elia Zardini, Ofra Magidor, Pablo Cobreros, Luca Tranchini, Inga Bones, Diana Raffman, Matti Eklund, Crispin Wright, Scott Soames, Graham Priest, Francesco Paoli, Irem Kurtsal, Hrafn Asgeirsson, Chris Kennedy, Paul Égré, David Ripley, Steven Verheyen, Ricardo Santos
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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316615690

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  • For centuries, the sorites paradox has spurred philosophers to think and argue about the problem of vagueness. This volume offers a guide to the paradox which is both an accessible survey and an exposition of the state of the art, with a chapter-by-chapter presentation of all of the main solutions to the paradox and of all its main areas of influence. Each chapter offers a gentle introduction to its topic, gradually building up to a final discussion of some open problems. Students will find a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of the paradox, together with lucid explanations of the challenges it continues to raise. Researchers will find exciting new ideas and debates on the paradox.

    • Focuses on the sorites paradox in particular rather than vagueness in general
    • Offers a systematic chapter by chapter presentation of all the main solutions and of all the areas of influence
    • Each chapter offers a gentle introduction to its topic, gradually building up to a final discussion of some open problems
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316615690
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Prelude
    An introduction to the sorites paradox Sergi Oms and Elia Zardini
    Part I. Solutions to the Sorites Paradox:
    1. Epistemicism and the sorites paradox Ofra Magidor
    2. Supervaluationism, subvaluationism and the sorites paradox Pablo Cobreros and Luca Tranchini
    3. Contextualism and the sorites paradox Inga Bones and Diana Raffman
    4. Incoherentism and the sorites paradox Matti Eklund
    5. Intuitionism and the sorites paradox Crispin Wright
    6. Rejection of excluded middle and the sorites paradox Scott Soames
    7. Dialetheism and the sorites paradox Graham Priest
    8. Degree theory and the sorites paradox Francesco Paoli
    9. Non-transitivism and the sorites paradox Elia Zardini
    Part II. The Influence of the Sorites Paradox:
    10. The sorites paradox in philosophy of logic Sergi Oms
    11. The sorites paradox in metaphysics Irem Kurtsal
    12. The sorites paradox in practical philosophy Hrafn Asgeirsson
    13. The sorites paradox in linguistics Chris Kennedy
    14. The sorites paradox in psychology Paul Égré, David Ripley and Steven Verheyen
    Coda:
    15. The pre-analytic history of the sorites paradox Ricardo Santos
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Sergi Oms, Universitat de Barcelona
    Sergi Oms is Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Universitat de Barcelona. He has published in a number of journals, including Disputatio.

    Elia Zardini, University of Lisbon
    Elia Zardini is Research Fellow at the Centre of Philosophy, Universidade de Lisboa. He has published in a number of journals, including The Journal of Philosophy and The Review of Symbolic Logic, and is co-editor of Scepticism and Perceptual Justification (2014).

    Contributors

    Sergi Oms, Elia Zardini, Ofra Magidor, Pablo Cobreros, Luca Tranchini, Inga Bones, Diana Raffman, Matti Eklund, Crispin Wright, Scott Soames, Graham Priest, Francesco Paoli, Irem Kurtsal, Hrafn Asgeirsson, Chris Kennedy, Paul Égré, David Ripley, Steven Verheyen, Ricardo Santos

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