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Insignificant differences : the paradox of the heap

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dc.contributor.advisor Ruttkamp, E.B. en
dc.contributor.advisor Odell, S. Jack, 1933- en Bronner, William Edward en 2009-08-25T10:57:08Z 2009-08-25T10:57:08Z 2009-08-25T10:57:08Z 2004-05-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Bronner, William Edward (2009) Insignificant differences : the paradox of the heap, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study investigates six theoretical approaches offered as solutions to the paradox of the heap (sorites paradox), a logic puzzle dating back to the ancient Greek philosopher Eubulides. Those considered are: Incoherence Theory, Epistemic Theory, Supervaluation Theory, Many-Valued Logic, Fuzzy Logic, and Non-Classical Semantics. After critically examining all of these, it is concluded that none of the attempts to explain the sorites are fully adequate, and the paradox remains unresolved. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (126 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Eubulides en
dc.subject Heap en
dc.subject Paradox en
dc.subject Sorites en
dc.subject.ddc 165
dc.subject.lcsh Eubulides
dc.subject.lcsh Sorites paradox
dc.subject.lcsh Many-valued logic
dc.subject.lcsh Fuzzy logic
dc.subject.lcsh Vagueness (Philosophy)
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy, Ancient
dc.subject.lcsh Knowledge, Theory of
dc.subject.lcsh Semantics (Philosophy)
dc.title Insignificant differences : the paradox of the heap en
dc.type Dissertation en en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M.A. (Philosophy) en

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