Exploiting my A-to-Z Archives: Sorites Paradox


One of the topics from the 2018 A-to-Z was suggested by a philosopher. There are many mathematical topics shared between the philosophy and the mathematics departments, including all of logic. The Sorites, or Heap, paradox is among them. There are traits that are true only of an accumulation of things, and that are not true of any of the parts of that thing. Where, then, does the trait come from?

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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