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    An Acquittal for Epistemicism
    International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 31 (4): 905-928. 2018.
    Scott Soames argues that consideration of the practice of legal judgement gives us good reason to favor the partial-definition/context-sensitive theory of vagueness against epistemicism. Despite the fact that the value of power-delegation through vagueness is evidenced in practice, Soames says, epistemicism cannot account for it theoretically, while the partial-definition/context-sensitive theory is capable of it. In this paper, I examine the two possible arguments against epistemicism that can …Read more