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inferential +‎ -ism


inferentialism (uncountable)

  1. (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.
    • 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 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.