David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (3):353-384 (1987)
A number of logicians and philosophers have turned their attention in recent years to the problem of developing a logic of interrogatives. Their work has thrown a great deal of light on the formal properties of questions and question-sentences and has led also to interesting innovations in our understanding of the structures of performatives in general and, for example, in the theory of presuppositions. When, however, we examine the attempts of logicians such as Belnap or Åqvist to specify what, precisely, a question is, or what it is to ask or raise a question, then what we are offered is somewhat less illuminating. Two alternative reductionist accounts seem in particular to have gained most favor: questions are identified either as special sorts of statements, or as special sorts of requests. As we hope will become clear in what follows, neither of these accounts is even nearly adequate; and matters are not improved if questions are identified, by force majeure, as combinations of statements and requests
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Christopher Tollefsen (2009). No Problem. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (4):583-591.
Avrum Stroll (1961). Meaning, Referring, and the Problem of Universals. Inquiry 4 (1-4):107 – 122.
Elinor Mason (2005). Recent Work on Moral Responsibility. Philosophical Books 46 (4):343-353.
Matti Sintonen (1984). On the Logic of Why-Questions. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:168 - 176.
Douglas Walton (1999). The Fallacy of Many Questions: On the Notions of Complexity, Loadedness and Unfair Entrapment in Interrogative Theory. [REVIEW] Argumentation 13 (4):379-383.
William Jaworski (2009). The Logic of How-Questions. Synthese 166 (1):133 - 155.
Elinor Mason (2005). Moral Responsibility. Philosophical Books 46 (4):343-353.
David Harrah (1961). A Logic of Questions and Answers. Philosophy of Science 28 (1):40-46.
Antti Koura (1988). An Approach to Why-Questions. Synthese 74 (2):191 - 206.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #111,094 of 1,006,375 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,735 of 1,006,375 )
How can I increase my downloads?