|Inferentialism: inferentialism is the view that the meanings or contents of our expressions are derived from conclusions, in contrast to the thesis that meanings must come from experiences. See also hyper-inferentialism, rationalism, empiricism, foundation, representation.|
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Inferentialism/BrandomVs: the following varieties: 1) content construed only as representation - 2) quality of the inference only formal - 3) rationality only instruments (purpose-means-justification) - Brandom: Thesis in favor of strong inferentialism, VsHyper-inferentialism: according to which the inferential structure is always sufficient for the content.
Inferentialism/Brandom: Definition weak inferentialism: inferential structure is a necessary element for defining the conceptual - Definition strong inferentialism: an ample inferential structure is sufficient to explain the conceptual content - Definition Hyper-inferentialism: a closely understood inferential structure is sufficient - Definition ample (considering the circumstances, not only subject) - Thesis: here a strong inferentialism is represented - closer to holism than to atomism.
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Newen/Schrenk I 165
VsBrandom/Newen/Schrenk: A: how can inferentialism explain the compositionality? - "It is set to full sentences, because there are inferences between them -" Solution/Brandom: distinction singular term/predicate - B: how does it explain reference and truth?
ad B: Reference/Brandom: Formation of equivalence classes of sentences whose position in the network of inferences remains intact when terms are replaced by coreferential terms - Truth/Brandom: twists the definition in a way that truth characterizes the inferential concept. - For this purpose, he looks at the position of sentences starting with "It is true" in our network of inferences.
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001