Maegan Fairchild



Fuzzy Plenitude


I explore a version of fuzzy plenitude, according to which the world contains not only an abundance of coincident ‘precise’ objects, but also of ‘fuzzy’ (or ‘vague’) ones. Along the way, I’ll suggest that a better understanding of the prospects for fuzzy plenitude can help us tackle some of the vexed questions facing defenders of vague objects. I argue that the resulting picture provides a more attractive picture of the material world than (modal) material plenitude alone, and close with a discussion of what fuzzy plenitude can teach us about permissive ontologies more generally.


June 22nd / 12:40 / aula magna (on line)