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BBC’s Radio 4 on Vagueness in Law

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

BBC’s Radio 4 on Vagueness in Law by Adam Wyner.

From the post:

On the BBC Radio 4 Analysis program, there was an episode about the Sorities Paradoxes. These are the sorts of paradoxes that arise about categories that have no sharp boundaries:

One grain of sand is not a heap of sand; two grains of sand are not a heap of sand; …. ; adding one more grain of sand to some sand is not enough to make a heap of sand; yet, at some point, we agree we have a heap of sand.

So, where are the boundaries?

How would you distinguish “lap dancing” from “dancing?”

Highly entertaining! Will look for other relevant episodes.