tautology

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(logic) a statement that is necessarily true

useless repetition

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But there need not be, and usually there is not, a problem of belief or acceptance with the explanans in a circular explanation, as we have seen.
Since every proposition, and hence every piece of scientific knowledge, can provide a circular explanation of some explanandum (itself, for example), it is important to draw this distinction.