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This paintings brings jointly vintage and up to date papers within the philosophical and linguistic research of fuzzy grammar, of gradience in that means, be aware periods and syntax. matters resembling what number grains make a heap, while a puddle turns into a pond, and so on, have occupied thinkers considering the fact that Aristotle and, because the Nineteen Eighties, were the topic of accelerating curiosity between linguists in addition to in fields reminiscent of synthetic intelligence and computational linguistics. The paintings is designed to be of use to scholars in most of these fields. It has a considerable creation, is split into thematic components, comprises annotated sections of extra examining, and is absolutely listed.

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We cannot see with the naked eye the difference between two glasses of water of which one is wholesome while the other is full of typhoid bacilli. In this case a microscope enables us to see the difference, but in the absence of a microscope the difference is only inferred from the differing effects of things which are sensibly indistinguishable. It is this fact that things which our senses do not distinguish produce different effects—as, for example, one glass of water gives you typhoid while the other does not—that has led us to regard the knowledge derived from the senses as vague.

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1970 Blackwell Publishers. Reprinted by permission. 3 Vagueness BERTRAND RUSSELL Reflection on philosophical problems has convinced me that a much larger number than I used to think, or than is generally thought, are connected with the principles of symbolism, that is to say, with the relation between what means and what is meant. In dealing with highly abstract matters it is much easier to grasp the symbols (usually words) than it is to grasp what they stand for. The result of this is that almost all thinking that purports to be philosophical or logical consists in attributing to the world the properties of language.

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