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Single Idea 21598

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Vagueness / a. Problem of vagueness]

Full Idea

Austin's account brought out the variety of features covered by 'vague' in different contexts: roughness, ambiguity, imprecision, lack of detail, generality, inaccuracy, incompleteness. Even 'vague' is vague.

Gist of Idea

Austin revealed many meanings for 'vague': rough, ambiguous, general, incomplete...


report of J.L. Austin (Sense and Sensibilia [1962], p.125-8) by Timothy Williamson - Vagueness 3.1

Book Reference

Williamson,Timothy: 'Vagueness' [Routledge 1996], p.71

A Reaction

Some of these sound the same. Maybe Austin distinguishes them.

Related Idea

Idea 9769 Vagueness can be in predicates, names or quantifiers [Fine,K]