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inferentialist

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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”, 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.

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NounEdit

inferentialist (plural inferentialists)

  1. A supporter of inferentialism