inferential + -ist. Coined by the philosopher Robert Brandom to describe his own theory, and since applied more widely.
inferentialist (comparative more inferentialist, superlative most inferentialist)
- (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”, in 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.
inferentialist (plural inferentialists)
- A supporter of inferentialism