Meaning of externalist in English:


noun & adjective

See externalism

‘Still, the externalist conception of justified belief does seem descriptive, whereas the internalist conception is explicitly regulative.’
  • ‘Moreover, there are general reasons for thinking that phenomenal sameness is not always sufficient for sameness of thought - this is a principle which externalists defend.’
  • ‘Other philosophers have argued for an externalist conception of mental content, according to which meaning is fixed by the social context, more particularly the language community.’
  • ‘Against Searle's account l have defended an externalist conception of collective intentionality that incorporates social relations.’
  • ‘All these examples are known as externalist theories, where mythographers explain myths as a reaction to the physical environment.’