The most basic example:

Critique of critique is critique

The more complicated example:

Critique of imposing ethical opinions is imposing ethical opinions.

For the purposes of this example, assume that "critique" amounts to suggesting that critiqued behavior (imposing of ethical opinions) is wrong. When one suggests that someone's behavior is wrong one can not help but appeal to some ethical values (maybe deep inside), and therefore impose one's own ethical opinions.

Is there any term, that may describe this strange sort of critique, that actually beats himself? Except of obvious "recursive critique".

  • Thank you for your edit! I suppose it made my question clearer. – philosopher Apr 27 '20 at 21:48
  • What comes to mind is self-reference, i.e. self-referential critique, and pragmatic contradictions. – Conifold Apr 27 '20 at 22:05
  • "Meta-critique" may be a novel name for it. – Nick Apr 27 '20 at 22:32
  • @Conifold, self-reference is pretty good term, because it's actually self-reference, but alas it's too broad. – philosopher Apr 30 '20 at 17:32
  • @Nick, meta-critique implies that this critique differs from the critique. But in this examples it doesn't. – philosopher Apr 30 '20 at 17:33

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