Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Inferential role: the inferential role is the variation potential that linguistic expressions have within conclusions. The reference to truth thus emerges only indirectly in the evaluation of the overall argumentation and not every speaker is aware of this.
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inferential role / Fodor / Lepore: originally their appeal consisted in providing a causal role as a basis for solving Brentano s problem of irreducibility to the neurophysiological. (> Computation) - IV 180 Fodor / Lepore: either you adopt the semantics of the conceptual role or you are a Holist -

J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23