Article published in:The Pragmatics of Making it Explicit : On Robert B. Brandom
Edited by Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer
[Pragmatics & Cognition 13:1] 2005
► pp. 109–119
Meaning, justification, and truth
In order to compare two forms of radical pragmatism, inferentialism (as developed by Robert Brandom) and constructivism (as developed by Paul Lorenzen), the paper shows how we can represent states of affairs in the world by corresponding symbols in a metaphysically harmless, though seemingly non-inferential way, why not all justifications are inferential transitions, for example those that make heavy use of constructions, and why a prosentential analysis of truth is helpful but not sufficient.
Keywords: meaning, propositional content, Constitutive norm, radical pragmatism, truth, constructivism, correspondence, inferentialism, institutional order, justification
Published online: 08 August 2005