Vagueness is a Kind of Conflation

David Ripley



This paper sketches an understanding of conflation and vagueness according to which the latter is a special kind of the former. First, I sketch a particular understanding of conflation. Then, I go on to argue that vague concepts fit directly into this understanding. This picture of vagueness is related, but not identical, to a number of existing accounts.


conflation; vagueness; nontransitive logic; tolerance; borderline cases

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