Knowledge in Borderline Cases
Rosenkranz (Sven)
Source: Analysis; Jan2005, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p49-55, 7p
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    The article discusses the knowledge in borderline cases. The article adds that vagueness gives rise to borderline cases. If F is vague, then there will typically be cases to which F clearly applies, cases to which it clearly doesn't apply and intermediate cases which people don't know how to classify. Borderline cases of F are cases of the third type. On the epistemicist account of vagueness, the ignorance of how to classify some borderline cases of F is irremediable. Colour predicates such as "red" are vague. Accordingly, epistemicists hold that one cannot overcome the ignorance of how to classify some borderline cases of "red."

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