1.1 Some prominent answers to the paradox and some (main) proponents 24

2.1 A (very much simplified) illustration of a specification space for a language containing only two vague predicates, ›tall‹ and ›bald.‹ 72

3.1 Two kinds of semantic dependence on context according to MacFarlane (2009) 105

3.2 An alternative suggestion to MacFarlane’s 105

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The Sorites Paradox and the Nature and Logic of Vague Language