|Exterior/interior, outside/inside (philosophy): the distinction is important in connection with statements. If the statement is within a system, it can be problematic to make an assertion about the system with that statement. See also circularity, self-reference, paradoxes, type theory, external questions.|
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Semantics/explanation/prediction/theory/Leeds/Arthur Fine/Rorty: you cannot use semantics to explain success of predictions. - The circle stems from the attempt to be simultaneously inside and outside of our investigations. - Important argument: you do not have to choose between inside/outside, you just have to keep it apart.
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Distinction/within/without/logical form/Rorty: common form of this problem: you cannot say that only something of type x is understandable.
If the listener has to know what a non-x is. However, this formulation is also unsatisfactory, because the concept of intelligibility is unclear when applied to things (e.g. noumenon or infinite substance).
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000