What part of “self-explanatory” don’t you understand?

If someone felt compelled to provide illustrations of so-called “self-illustrating phenomena”, would that be a tacit admission that their labeling anything “self-illustrating” was self-defeating? Anyway, the following link is to my new favorite powerpoint presentation: “Self-Illustrating Phenomena“. It is really cool.

One Response to “What part of “self-explanatory” don’t you understand?”

  1. Half serious…
    Wouldn’t self-explanatory be even more radical version of Given? Not just that the phenomenon is given to us qua that phenomenon, but also the explanation for it!