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Dialetheism and Distributed Sorites

Blumson, Ben (2023) Dialetheism and Distributed Sorites. [Preprint]


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Noniterative approaches to the sorites paradox accept single steps of soritical reasoning, but deny that these can be combined into valid chains of soritical reasoning. The distributed sorites is a puzzle designed to undermine noniterative approaches to the sorites paradox, by deriving an inconsistent conclusion using only single steps, but not chains, of soritical reasoning. This paper shows how a dialetheist version of the noniterative approach, the strict-tolerant approach, also solves the distributed sorites paradox, at no further cost, by accepting the inconsistent conclusion.

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Item Type: Preprint
Blumson, Benbenblumson@gmail.com0000-0002-2469-3150
Keywords: Dialetheism; Vagueness; Tolerence; Sorites; Gluts; Gaps
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Depositing User: Ben Blumson
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2023 12:18
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2023 12:18
Item ID: 22532
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Date: 11 September 2023

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