One Kind of Asking

Philosophical Quarterly 67 (266) (2017)

Authors
Dennis Whitcomb
Western Washington University
Abstract
This paper extends several themes from recent work on norms of assertion. It does as much by applying those themes to the speech act of asking. In particular, it argues for the view that there is a species of asking which is governed by a certain norm, a norm to the effect that one should ask a question only if one doesn’t know its answer.
Keywords asking, questioning, question, assertion, norms, inquiring, inquiry
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/pq/pqw027
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Knowledge and Its Limits.Timothy Williamson - 2000 - Philosophy 76 (297):460-464.
Knowledge and Its Limits.Timothy Williamson - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70 (2):452-458.
Knowledge and Lotteries.John Hawthorne - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (219):353-356.
Norms of Assertion.Jennifer Lackey - 2007 - Noûs 41 (4):594–626.
Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language.William P. Alston - 1970 - Philosophical Quarterly 20 (79):172-179.

View all 28 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Knowledge, Hope, and Fallibilism.Matthew A. Benton - 2018, early view - Synthese:1-17.
Hedged Assertion.Matthew A. Benton & Peter Van Elswyk - 2020 - In Sanford Goldberg (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Assertion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 245-263.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

In Defense of the Wrong Kind of Reason.Christopher Howard - 2016 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (1):53-62.
Necessity and Rigidly Designating Kind Terms.Ben S. Cordry - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 119 (3):243-264.
La durata naturale di un genere naturale.Andrea Borghini - 2008 - Rivista di Estetica 39:89-101.
Artifact Categorization. Trends and Problems.Massimiliano Carrara & Daria Mingardo - 2013 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4 (3):351-373.
Rational 'Ought' Implies 'Can'.Ralph Wedgwood - 2013 - Philosophical Issues 23 (1):70-92.
Rigid Kind Terms.Jussi Haukioja - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 39:55-61.
A Case for In-Kind Transfers.Steven Kelman - 1986 - Economics and Philosophy 2 (1):55.
Natural Kinds and Unnatural Persons.Patricia Kitcher - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (210):541 - 547.
Toleration and the Design of Norms.Luciano Floridi - 2015 - Science and Engineering Ethics 21 (5):1095-1123.
Empty Natural Kind Terms and Dry Earth.Corine Besson - 2012 - Erkenntnis 76 (3):403-425.
Two Kinds of Belief in Plato.Gösta Grönroos - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (1):1-19.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-04-07

Total views
156 ( #54,613 of 2,311,512 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
44 ( #16,894 of 2,311,512 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature