The logical and metaphysical challenge of vague language (2002–2003)

Abstract:
Where do we draw the line between life and death, tall and short, right and wrong? The vagueness or indeterminacy of such concepts prohibits easy answers. This projects aims to provide a philosophical analysis of such concepts which abound in natural language with a view to showing that orthodox views in logic and metaphysics are challenged by their presence. This analysis is to be published as a monograph whose significance lies in the fact that it provides one of only four book-length treatments of the matter and does so from an entirely novel perspective.''
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
    Honorary Senior Lecturer
    School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council