inferentialist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

inferential +‎ -ist. Coined by the philosopher Robert Brandom to describe his own theory, and since applied more widely.

AdjectiveEdit

inferentialist ‎(comparative more inferentialist, superlative most inferentialist)

  1. (philosophy, semantics) Of, pertaining to or supporting a belief in the primary importance of inference to any account of meaning
    • 2008 January 8, Markos Valaris, “Two-dimensionalism and the epistemology of recognition”, Philosophical Studies, volume 142, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9195-8:
      This, I suggest, is why two-dimensionalism requires an inferentialist account of recognition.

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

inferentialist ‎(plural inferentialists)

  1. A supporter of inferentialism