[SydPhil] Reminder: Nicholas J. J. Smith (University of Sydney) @ Wed 22 May 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Nicholas J. J. Smith (University of Sydney)
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In the context of classical (crisp, precise) sets, there is a familiar  
connection between the notions of counting, ordering and cardinality.  When  
it comes to vague collections, the connection has not been kept in central  
focus: there have been numerous proposals regarding the cardinality of  
vague collections, but these proposals have tended to be discussed in  
isolation from issues of counting and ordering.  My main concern in this  
paper is to draw focus back onto the connection between these notions.  I  
propose a natural generalisation to the vague case of the familiar process  
of counting precise collections.  I then discuss the relationships between  
this process of counting and various notions of ordering and cardinality  
for vague sets.  Some existing views concerning the cardinality of vague  
collections fit better than others with my proposal about how to count the  
members of such a collection.  In particular, the idea that we should  
approach cardinality via certain formulas of a logical language -- which  
has been prominent in the recent literature -- is less attractive than  
other existing proposals.
When: Wed 22 May 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
Calendar: Seminars
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