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Single Idea 11019

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Vagueness / f. Supervaluation for vagueness]

Full Idea

The supervaluation approach to vagueness is to construe vague predicates not as ones with fuzzy borderlines and no cut-off, but as having a cut-off somewhere, but in no particular place.

Gist of Idea

Supervaluations say there is a cut-off somewhere, but at no particular place


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

Book Reference

Read,Stephen: 'Thinking About Logic' [OUP 1995], p.200

A Reaction

Presumably you narrow down the gap by supervaluation, then split the difference to get a definite value.