detectivist

detectivist

(dɪˈtɛktɪvɪst)
n
philosophy a person who holds the philosophical theory of detectivism
adj
1. philosophy holding the philosophical theory of detectivism; relating to detectivism
2. like that of a detective or of a detective story writer
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The traditional conception claims that the satisfaction of (a) and (b) is inconsistent with the possibility of a detectivist epistemology, which views the appearances as detecting the facts about the instantiation of categorical properties; but McDowell and Campbell may be denying this.