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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.

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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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E. Tugendhat on Circumstances - Dictionary of Arguments

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TugendhatVsCircumstances: cannot be an explanation, otherwise lie, deception, error would be excluded
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Circumstances Tugendhat: If they determined the importance, all predicates would be quasi-predicates - not circumstances determine the meaning, but rules of use, namely through function - I 227 Function asks: "how", not "under which circumstances" (>use theory).
I 221
TugendhatVsCircumstances as explanation of meaning (no rule possible) - VsIndicating Definition - if circumstances influenced the meaning, there would only be quasi-predicates


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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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

Tu II
E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992


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