Understanding and Cycle
CHEN Hai-fei( School of Social Development, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009)
Essentially, the cycle of explanatology is not an argument in a circle of formal logic, but a dialectical contradiction. It embodies dialectics in the process of understanding, which is an on-going and open process. The cycle of explanatology demonstrates that understanding is relative in its basic sense, but the relative understanding contains the absolute element. Understanding is a dialectical unity of the absolute and the relative.