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Philosophical Analysis in the 20th Century. Vol. II: The Age of Meaning by Scott Soames.
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“... gathered together, they are not sufficient to make a heap of sand.’ Some philosophers, such as Crispin Wright, respond to this paradox in the spirit of Wittgenstein. They argue that (as Soames puts it) ‘the rules governing ordinary vague predicates simply do not allow for sharp and precise lines dividing objects to which the predicates apply from ...”