<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Vagueness (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17905.htm">Thesis - Vagueness</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17905.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_122.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_122.htm">Vagueness</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_2"></A></u> (as at 17/01/2018 13:43:41): Vagueness</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>Vagueness is a wide and interesting area of enquiry, but I need to be careful to stay on topic, namely restrict most of my investigations to areas relevant to personal identity. So, <BR>&rarr; While there can be clear paradigm cases it may be vague (ie. uncertain, or indeterminate) whether some particular instance is a paradigm case. <BR>&rarr; There can be vague boundaries to the concept <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">person</A><SUP>4</SUP>. <BR>&rarr; Also, maybe there can be persons of varying degrees. <BR>&rarr; Maybe some higher mammals possess many of the qualities of persons, but to a reduced degree. </li><li>There will be some overlap between this Note and two others:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_106.htm">Vague Identity</A><SUP>5</SUP>, and <BR>&rarr; <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1261.htm">Indeterminate Identity</A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li><li>Additionally, there is a link between this Note and yet two others:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1170.htm">Problem of the Many</A><SUP>7</SUP>, and <BR>&rarr; <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1172.htm">Sorites</A><SUP>8</SUP>. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_9">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>9</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_9"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_10">include</A></U><SUB>10</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_10"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_443.htm">Evans (Gareth) - Can There Be Vague Objects?</A>", Evans</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3744.htm">Garrett (Brian) - Identity and Vagueness</A>", Garrett</li><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7170.htm">Hossack (Keith) - Vagueness and Personal Identity</A>", Hossack</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23024.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Vagueness, Persistence and Indeterminate Identity</A>", Miller</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13111.htm">Robinson (Howard) - Vagueness, Realism, Language and Thought</A>", Robinson</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22834.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - On vagueness, or, when is a heap of sand not a heap of sand?</A>", Williamson</li></ol></li><li>Given that this topic is slightly tangential to my main topic, and the literature is vast, I need to be <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_11">highly selective</A></U><SUB>11</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_11"></A>. So, a reading list (where not covered <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17905_12">elsewhere</A></U><SUB>12</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17905_12"></A>) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16167.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Metaphysical Vagueness</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4287.htm">Greenough (Patrick) - Vagueness: A Minimal Theory</A>", Greenough</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5395.htm">Hawley (Katherine) - Vagueness</A>", Hawley</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3628.htm">Hudson (Hud) - Vagueness and Composition</A>", Hudson</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_33.htm">Keefe (Rosanna) & Smith (Peter) - Vagueness: A Reader</A>", Keefe</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22035.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Varieties of Vagueness</A>", Merricks</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23032.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Blocking the path from vagueness to four dimensionalism</A>", Miller</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6112.htm">Sainsbury (Mark) - What Is a Vague Object?</A>", Sainsbury</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19830.htm">Sider (Ted) - Against Vague and Unnatural Existence - Reply to Liebesman and Eklund</A>", Sider</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20749.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Why Vagueness Is A Mystery</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6290.htm">Varzi (Achille) - Change, Temporal Parts, and the Argument from Vagueness</A>", Varzi</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3264.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - Vagueness</A>", Williamson</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_11/Abstract_11611.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - Vagueness, Identity and Leibniz's Law</A>", Williamson</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>13</SUP>. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (17/01/2018 13:43:41). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_122.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_9"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_9"><B>Footnote 9</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>In this case, with some overlap with the notes just noted!</li><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_10"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_10"><B>Footnote 10</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_11"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_11"><B>Footnote 11</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>So, I ve selected the standard reader and papers / chapters by my favourite authors that might be included under other topics. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17905_12"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17905_12"><B>Footnote 12</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>In particular, those covered under the Notes on Vague and Indeterminate Identity, or in the  already read list above. </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-17T12:12" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:12:39</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>