Wondering about what you know

Analysis 78 (4):anx162 (2018)

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Avery Archer
George Washington University
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In a series of recent papers, Jane Friedman has argued that attitudes like wondering, enquiring, and suspending judgement are question-directed and have the function of moving someone from a position of ignorance to one of knowledge. Call such attitudes interrogative attitudes. Friedman insists that all IAs are governed by the following Ignorance Norm: Necessarily, if one knows Q at t, then one ought not have an IA towards Q at t. However, I argue that key premisses in Friedman’s argument actually point towards an opposing conclusion; namely, that IAs are not governed by the Ignorance Norm, and IAs have functions other than moving someone from a position of ignorance to one of knowledge. I conclude that the Ignorance Norm should be rejected.
Keywords Interrogative Attitudes  Suspending Judgement  Inquiry  Ignorance Norm  Jane Friedman
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anx162
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Know How.Jason Stanley - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
Suspended Judgment.Jane Friedman - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 162 (2):165-181.
Why Suspend Judging?Jane Friedman - 2017 - Noûs 51 (2):302-326.
Question‐Directed Attitudes.Jane Friedman - 2013 - Philosophical Perspectives 27 (1):145-174.

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Suspending is Believing.Thomas Raleigh - forthcoming - Synthese:1-26.
The Game of Belief.Barry Maguire & Jack Woods - 2020 - Philosophical Review 129 (2):211-249.
Friedman on Suspended Judgment.Michal Masny - forthcoming - Synthese:1-18.

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