An approach to why-questions

Synthese 74 (2):191 - 206 (1988)
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to give a semantical analysis of why-questions. Why-questions will be construed as requests for knowledge. Special attention will be paid to considering what the conditions for conclusive answerhood are in the case of why-questions. Since explanations can often be thought of as answers to why-questions, we also discuss some topics in the theory of explanation.
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Matti Sintonen (1984). On the Logic of Why-Questions. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:168 - 176.
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