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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.


‘In this comprehensive and systematic collection, Oms (Univ. of Barcelona, Spain) and Zardini (Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal) provide nine excellent papers that characterize, and provide possible solutions for, the paradox's vagueness and another five papers that assess the influence of the sorites paradox's influence in philosophy, linguistics, and psychology … Released in the ‘Classic Philosophical Arguments’ series, this is the most outstanding treatment of the topic presently available.’

L. C. Archie Source: Choice

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