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MERRELL, Floyd. Our unruly signs, and how we cope with them. Opción (Maracaibo) [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1012-1587.

This paper suggests some premises that should inhere in any viable account of what C. S. Peirce called a 'logic of vagueness', a 'logic' in the 'broadest possible sense'. These premises revolve around complementary interrelations between overdetermination and underdetermination, vagueness and generality, and inconsistency and incompleteness, the combination of them bearing a threat to the classical principles of Identity, Non-Contradiction, and Excluded-Middle. However, fortunately for us, it is through our detouring around these classical principles that we are able to cope with our everyday apparently unruly, illogical signs.

Keywords : Overdetermination; Underdetermination; Vagueness; Generality; Complementarity.

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