Representationalist vs Inferentialist - What's the difference?

representationalist | inferentialist | Antonyms |

Representationalist is an antonym of inferentialist.


As nouns the difference between representationalist and inferentialist

is that representationalist is (philosophy) a subscriber to the philosophy of representationalism 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.

representationalist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (philosophy) A subscriber to the philosophy of representationalism.
  • * {{quote-journal, 2008, date=August 27, Mikkel¬†Gerken, Is There a Simple Argument for Higher-Order Representation Theories of Awareness Consciousness?, Erkenntnis, url=, doi=10.1007/s10670-008-9116-z, volume=69, issue=2, pages=
  • , passage=It seems plausible that the disagreement between the competing representationalist theories traces back to an underlying disagreement about the nature of mental representation. }}
  • (arts) An artist who aims to produces realistic depictions.
  • 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
  • * {{quote-journal, 2008, date=January 8, Markos¬†Valaris, Two-dimensionalism and the epistemology of recognition, Philosophical Studies, url=, doi=10.1007/s11098-007-9195-8, volume=142, issue=3, pages=
  • , passage=This, I suggest, is why two-dimensionalism requires an inferentialist account of recognition. }}

    Antonyms

    * representationalist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A supporter of inferentialism