Inclosures, Vagueness, and Self-Reference

Graham Priest

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In this paper, I start by showing that sorites paradoxes are inclosure paradoxes. That is, they fit the Inclosure Scheme which characterizes the paradoxes of self-reference. Given that sorites and self-referential paradoxes are of the same kind, they should have the same kind of solution. The rest of the paper investigates what a dialetheic solution to sorites paradoxes is like, connections with a dialetheic solution to the self-referential paradoxes, and related issues-especially so called "higher order" vagueness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalNotre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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