|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. _____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|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_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Collected Papers, Volume 1 (Bradford Books) Cambridge 2007
J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992