Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Self-referentiality, philosophy: A) self-reference is the description of an action or statement of a thinking subject, which is about this subject. B) is the nature of a linguistic expression (word or sentence) which, by its application, should apply to this expression. See also circularity, external/internal, reference system, paradoxes, heterology, paradoxes.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Sai V 181f
Self-referentiality / circularity / paradox / Sainsbury: you can construct liar paradoxes without self-reference : V 182 - (A) ( said by a on Monday) All b will say on Tuesday, is true. - (B) (said by b on Tuesday) Nothing of what a said on Monday is true. - Circularity: contains no reference, but rather a quantification and therefore no self-reference. - Circularity: No properties of sentences themselves: e.g. (C) (Said by g (instead of b) said on Tuesday) Nothing of what a said on Monday is true. - Since (C) and (B) are the same sentence, it can not be the meaning, which is prevented by circularity. - Solution: indexicality? - Distinction sentence / statement (use on occasion, utterance)

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Logic Texts
Me I Albert Menne Folgerichtig Denken Darmstadt 1988
HH II Hoyningen-Huene Formale Logik, Stuttgart 1998
Re III Stephen Read Philosophie der Logik Hamburg 1997
Sal IV Wesley C. Salmon Logik Stuttgart 1983
Sai V R.M.Sainsbury Paradoxien Stuttgart 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-25