Monday, October 3, 2011

Vagueness and Sorities Arguments


Sorities Paradox

1 comment:

  1. It seems obvious that the 'degrees of truth theory' has it's problems both logically and intuitively, (a 'part truth' seems as intuitively funny as the princess bride's' 'part dead'). But I wonder if the degrees of truth theory can be solved by changing to 'degrees of accuracy'. It seems that degrees of accuracy could not be used in logic as logic deals with truth and falsehood, not accuracy. However, it would seem to inherit a lot of the same problems of vagueness that the sorities arguments would also have, namely when is something more or less accurate and to what degree. What do you think?