Inferentialism vs Inferentialist - What's the difference?

inferentialism | inferentialist |


As nouns the difference between inferentialism and inferentialist

is that inferentialism is (philosophy) inferential role semantics: an approach to the theory of meaning that identifies the meaning of an expression with its (typically inferential) relationship to other expressions 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.

inferentialism

English

(Inferential role semantics)

Noun

(-)
  • (philosophy) Inferential role semantics: an approach to the theory of meaning that identifies the meaning of an expression with its (typically inferential) relationship to other expressions.
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  • , passage=This crude inferentialism about recognition, of course, is not often explicitly defended: it is extremely implausible—just on plain phenomenological grounds—that recognition must be a matter of discursive reasoning. }}

    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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  • , passage=This, I suggest, is why two-dimensionalism requires an inferentialist account of recognition. }}

    Antonyms

    * representationalist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A supporter of inferentialism