Inference vs Inferentialist - What's the difference?

inference | inferentialist |


As nouns the difference between inference and inferentialist

is that inference is inference while inferentialist is a supporter of inferentialism.

As an adjective inferentialist is

(philosophy|semantics) of, pertaining to or supporting a belief in the primary importance of inference to any account of meaning.

inference

Noun

  • (uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
  • (countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
  • Derived terms

    * deductive inference * inductive inference * statistical inference

    inferentialist

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (philosophy, semantics) Of, pertaining to or supporting a belief in the primary importance of inference to any account of meaning
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    Antonyms

    * representationalist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A supporter of inferentialism