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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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Fodor IV 168
Inferential Role/Coextension/Inference/Block: Thesis: the inferential role of coextensive expressions can differ. Thus, the theory of the conceptual role can distinguish between e.g. morning star/evening star, or between "Cicero" and "Tullius". (Intension/Extension). I.e. it is fine-grained enough.
Block knows, however, that this is not guaranteed.
See also >Morning Star/Evening Star, >fine grained/coarse grained

Block I
N. Block
Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Collected Papers, Volume 1 (Bradford Books) Cambridge 2007

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29