Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Exterior/interior, outside/inside (philosophy): the distinction is important in connection with statements. If the statement is within a system, it can be problematic to make an assertion about the system with that statement. See also circularity, self-reference, paradoxes, type theory, external questions.
 
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Rorty, Richard
 
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Richard Rorty
Exterior/interior I 458
Semantics/explanation/prediction/theory/Leeds/Arthur Fine/Rorty: you cannot use semantics to explain success of predictions. - The circle stems from the attempt to be simultaneously inside and outside of our investigations. - Important argument: you do not have to choose between inside/outside, you just have to keep it apart.
IV 116 f
Distinction/within/without/logical form/Rorty: common form of this problem: you cannot say that only something of type x is understandable.
IV 117
If the listener has to know what a non-x is. However, this formulation is also unsatisfactory, because the concept of intelligibility is unclear when applied to things (e.g. noumenon or infinite substance).

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26