Questions, epistemology, and inquiries

Grazer Philosophische Studien 77 (1):1-21 (2008)

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Christopher Hookway
University of Sheffield
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Questions are relevant to epistemology because they formulate cognitive goals, they are used to elicit information, they are used in Socratic reflection and knowledge sentences often have indirect question complements. The paper explores what capacities we must possess if we are to understand questions and identify and evaluate potential answers to them. The later sections explore different ways in which these matters depend upon pragmatic and other contextual considerations.
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