Paraconsistent vagueness: Why not?

Hyde, Dominic and Colyvan, Mark (2008) Paraconsistent vagueness: Why not?. Australasian Journal of Logic, 6 107-121.

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Author Hyde, Dominic
Colyvan, Mark
Title Paraconsistent vagueness: Why not?
Journal name Australasian Journal of Logic
ISSN 1448-5052
Publication date 2008-11-26
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 6
Start page 107
End page 121
Total pages 15
Place of publication Carlton, Vic., Australia
Publisher Australasian Association for Logic
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The idea that the phenomenon of vagueness might be modelled by a paraconsistent logic has been little discussed in contemporary work on vagueness, just as the idea that paraconsistent logics might be fruitfully applied to the phenomenon of vagueness has been little discussed in contemporary work on paraconsistency. This is prima facie surprising given that the earliest formalisations of paraconsistent logics presented in Jáskowski and Halldén were presented as logics of vagueness.

One possible explanation for this is that, despite initial advocacy by pioneers of paraconsistency, the prospects for a paraconsistent account of vagueness are so poor as to warrant little further consideration. In this paper we look at the reasons that might be offered in defence of this negative claim. As we shall show, they are far from compelling. Paraconsistent accounts of vagueness deserve further attention.
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