Epistemicism and Nihilism about vagueness: What's the difference?

David Enoch*

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Abstract

In this paper I argue, first, that the only difference between Epistemicism and Nihilism about vagueness is semantic rather than ontological, and second, that once it is clear what the difference between these views is, Nihilism is a much more plausible view of vagueness than Epistemicism. Given the current popularity of certain epistemicist views (most notably, Williamson's), this result is, I think, of interest.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)285-311
Number of pages27
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Volume133
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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