Vagueness is a kind of conflation

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Abstract. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-135
Number of pages21
JournalLogic and Logical Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Borderline cases
  • Conflation
  • Nontransitive logic
  • Tolerance
  • Vagueness

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