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76867

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Burgess, J. A. 2013, 'Reflections on 'Wang's Paradox'', Teorema, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 125-139.

Abstract

In this paper, I shall try to spell out what I take the principal general morals of Michael Dummett's 'Wang's Paradox' to be, not as Dummett himself saw them, but as I see them several decades later. I draw two main conclusions. (C1): Meaning should not be represented as propositional knowledge capable of being acquired through book learning alone. Some aspects of meaning consist of items of practical knowledge that resist representation as theoretical knowledge. (C2): Vagueness cannot be modelled in a semantic individualist framework.

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