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.

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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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I 57
Circle dissolved: if the entire term system corresponds to the system of causal relationships.
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I 119
Circle/paradox/Searle: no problem: we can explore the eye by means of the eye, the brain with the brain, the consciousness with the consciousness, the language with the help of language.
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III 62
Circles: only problem in definition, not in use: as long as the object plays the role, we do not need the word in the definition. - Linguistic explanation no circles: language is intended to explain itself, it needs no language, because it is already language.


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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.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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