Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Conceptual role: semantics of the conceptual role - is about representations in connection with functions of thinking instead of functions of language use. - Locus classicus Ned Block conceptual role semantics, CRS. See also compositionality, truth functional semantics, inferential semantics, inferentialism.
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Fodor, Jerry
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Conceptual Role IV 177
Compositionality/compositional/Fodor/Lepore: CRT (conceptual role) requires equating inf. role with meaning along with distinction analytic/synthetic, so that constituents of inferences can provide the meanings - Fodor/Lepore Vs: but then semantics is meaningless - e.g. "brown cows are dangerous" would be analytical! - Field thesis inf. role = subjective probability - FL Vs: subj. prblty itself is not compositional - e.g. no addition of subjective prblty about cows and brown things.

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26