|Circumstances, philosophy: the concept of circumstances is relevant in the context of observations which are intended to confirm or disprove a hypothesis within an assumed theory. What belongs to the relevant circumstances is determined by the theory. See also situations, states, conditions, theories, ceteris paribus, experiments, observation, theoretical terms, theoretical entities, relevance, significance._____________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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Example: If I am unaware of the difference between a short-beaked echidna and a porcupine, I might call all short-beaked echidna I run into a porcupine. But since I learned the word "porcupine" in a particular environment, my word "porcupine" does not refer to short-beaked echidna, but to porcupines.
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Porcupines are what my word refers to and it is porcupines that I believe to have before me, when I honestly say: "This is a porcupine." My ignorance of the circumstances that determine what I mean is not suited in the least to show that I do not know what I mean and think._____________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.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990