Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Circularity: Circularity is an expression for the problem that something cannot be explained by itself. The problem arises, for example, when, in an attempted definition, no independent second expression is found for an object or for the relations of this object to other objects. See also circle, vicious circle principle, totality, wholes, type theory, self-reference.

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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Cardorff II 53
Circle/Heidegger/Cardorff: Heidegger: "Praise of the circularity".
Cardorff II 110
Circle/Heidegger/Cardorff: one learns truth by going in the circle (Cardorff). "Inasmuch as being as such is grounded in itself, it remains groundless. "Existence" does not fall within the sphere of power of the sentence of the ground, but only the being.

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.

Martin Heidegger
Sein und Zeit Berlin 2006

Hei II
Peter Cardorff
Martin Heidegger Frankfurt/M. 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-18