Avoiding predicate whiplash: social choice theory and linguistic vagueness

Timothy Wood Grinsell
2015 Semantics and Linguistic Theory  
Vagueness effects predictably occur in predicates that aggregate judgments along a number of different criteria. With these types of aggregations, small changes along one of the criteria can lead to big changes in the outcome of the aggregation procedure. Vagueness results from avoiding this 'whiplash' effect.
doi:10.3765/salt.v0i0.2628 fatcat:ku7srym7mndadp75uxaltc2g5m