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Inferential content: In an inferentialist philosophy of language, the inferential content of an expression is the set of inferences that are licensed by the expression. Robert Brandom argues that the inferential content of an expression is its meaning. See also Inference, Inferential role, Inferentialism, R. Brandom, Scorekeeping, Rationalism.
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.

Author Concept Summary/Quotes Sources

Robert Brandom on Inferential Content - Dictionary of Arguments

I 496
Inferential content/Brandom: widely understood: two terms: a) inferential sentential potential; detached, premises and conclusions - b) content as a contribution to the inferential content of a sentence containing assembled sentences (i.e., not inferences). >Inference.
I 497
Both provides no yes/no-decisions.

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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Making it exlicit. Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment, Cambridge/MA 1994
German Edition:
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Articulating reasons. An Introduction to Inferentialism, Cambridge/MA 2001
German Edition:
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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