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[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 9. Vagueness / d. Vagueness as linguistic]

Full Idea

We must ask whether a language without vagueness would be usable at all.

Gist of Idea

Would a language without vagueness be usable at all?


Stephen Read (Thinking About Logic [1995], Ch.7)

Book Reference

Read,Stephen: 'Thinking About Logic' [OUP 1995], p.178

A Reaction

Popper makes a similar remark somewhere, with which I heartily agreed. This is the idea of 'spreading the word' over the world, which seems the right way of understanding it.