Trenton Merricks Visits Feb. 26th

Trenton Merricks, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, will visit on February 26th as part of our 2015-2016 colloquium series. This lecture will take place at 3:30pm in Dale Hall Tower Rm. 607. Here are the title and abstract for his presentation:

Title: "Locating  Vagueness"

Abstract: The bulk of this talk will defend the conclusion that it is possible for there to be vagueness in the absence of language and thought. As we shall see, this conclusion implies that the orthodoxy that all vagueness is a feature of language or thought is false. This paper’s main goal is showing that the orthodoxy is false. But, along the way, I shall also present, and uncover ways to motivate, several heretical accounts of the nature of vagueness.


Special thanks to the College of Arts and Sciences for their financial support for this event.

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