Acta Philosophica Fennica 97:55-78 (2021)

Jaakko Reinikainen
Tampere University
The aim of this paper is to critically examine the concept of semantic objectivity inherent in Robert Brandom`s works, most importantly Making It Explicit. Concerning Brandom`s theoretical aims, I shall argue that there is some discrepancy between his formal and informal characterisations of the criteria by which his account is to be judged as adequate. After expounding on the discrepancy, I shall propose to reconstruct a mostly implicit line of argument in MIE, highlighted by the more recent developments of Brandom`s work, which I think suffices to smooth it over.
Keywords Robert Brandom  semantic objectivity  making it explicit  pragmatism  conceptual realism
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