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Is the Sorites paradox really a paradox, or is it more properly considered to be a logical fallacy?
By definition, the term "heap" is indeterminate. Yet the Sorites paradox tries to force a specific definition on what is by design an indeterminate concept: the very idea of defining the term "heap" as a specific number of grains of sand is fallacious, is it not?
I don't see a paradox here as much as I see confusion about how terms are defined.
How many grapes are in a bunch of grapes? How many leaves are in a head of lettuce? How many grains are in an ear of corn? How many chips are in a bag of potato chips?
in each of the above questions, the answer will vary from one example to the next, the exact number is not particularly germane to the concept.
So what makes a heap different from a bunch or any of the other examples?
Accepted:August 2, 2018

Accepted:

August 2, 2018