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    The Rationalist Reply to Fodor’s Analyticity and Circularity Challenge
    Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 28 (1): 7-25. 2013.
    The central Fodorian objections to Inferential Role Semantics can be taken to include an ‘Analyticity Challenge’ and a ‘Circularity Challenge’, which are ultimately challenges to IRS explanations of concept possession. In this paper I present inferential role theories, critically examine those two challenges and point out two misunderstandings to which the challenges are exposed. I then state in detail a rationalist version of IRS and argue that this version meets the Fodorian challenges head on…Read more