Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Justification: statement about the occurrence of an action or a choice. See also explanations, ultimate justification, reasons.
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Cavell, Stanley
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Justification Cavell II St. Cavell Müssen wir meinen was wir sagen? aus Grewendorf/Meggle Linguistik und Phil. Frankfurt (Athenäum) 1974/1995

II 195
Moral/Ethics/Cavell: attempts of persuasion ("You should") represent not the paradigm but the collapse of morality.
II 195/196
Justification/Cavell: just like this we can see justifications as the collapse of our conventions.
The assumption that the appeal to a rule is only justified, if this rule itself is justified, can make such an appeal seem only hypocritical.
Rule/Determination/Cavell: There is a complementarity between the two. How could we overlook it?
Because of the false assumption that a rule must be an imperative ("you should") instead of simply describing how something is done.
II 199
Apology/Cavell: if there were corresponding duties for all excuses, there would be no excuses and action would be intolerable. We are not bound in any action to make sure that none of the vast amounts of possibilities happens where something goes wrong.

Cav I
St. Cavell
Die Unheimlichkeit des Gewöhnlichen Frankfurt 2002

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28