Inferential Roles, Quine, and Mad Holism

Grazer Philosophische Studien 46:283-301 (1993)
Authors
Jonathan Berg
University of Haifa
Abstract
Jerry Fodor and Ernie LePore argue against inferential role semantics on the grounds that either it relies on an analytic/synthetic distinction vulnerable to Quinean objections, or else it leads to a variety of meaning holism frought with absurd consequences. However, the slide from semantic atomism to meaning holism might be prevented by distinctions not affected by Quine's arguments against analyticity; and the absurd consequences Fodor and LePore attribute to meaning holism obtain only on an implausible construal of inferential roles.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0165-9227
DOI 10.5840/gps19934612
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 33,225
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Holism: A Consumer Update.Jonathan Berg (ed.) - 1993 - Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Holophobia.Elisabeth Pacherie - 1994 - Acta Analytica 12 (12):105-112.
Meaning Holism: An Articulation and Defense.Kelly M. Becker - 1999 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
Localism and Analyticity.Michael Devitt - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):641-646.
Semantic Holism Is Here To Stay.Johannes Brandl - 1993 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 46:1-16.
Confirmation Holism and Semantic Holism.M. Harrell - 1996 - Synthese 109 (1):63-101.
Fodor and Lepore on Holism.John Perry - 1994 - Philosophical Studies 73 (2-3):123-58.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-01-10

Total downloads
2 ( #887,689 of 2,242,781 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #410,510 of 2,242,781 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature