How To Crack The Mysterious Sorites Paradox

The Sorites paradox doesn’t refer to an individual paradox, but a family of paradoxes. The paradox identifies a weakness in the way we apply predicates to objects – ‘tall’, ‘red’ and ‘bald’ for example. These predicates are not clearly defined, and exist as somewhat vague, or relational concepts in our minds.     An Example Of The Paradox Itself A grain of sand is not a heap of sand. Adding one grain of sand to any collection of sand grains which is not already a heap cannot cause there to be a heap of sand on its own. Say I […]

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