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    On Negative Yes/No Questions.Maribel Romero & Chung-Hye Han - 2004 - Linguistics and Philosophy 27 (5):609-658.
    Preposed negation yes/no (yn)-questions like Doesn''t Johndrink? necessarily carry the implicature that the speaker thinks Johndrinks, whereas non-preposed negation yn-questions like DoesJohn not drink? do not necessarily trigger this implicature. Furthermore,preposed negation yn-questions have a reading ``double-checking'''' pand a reading ``double-checking'''' p, as in Isn''t Jane comingtoo? and in Isn''t Jane coming either? respectively. We present otheryn-questions that raise parallel implicatures and argue that, in allthe cases, the presence of an epistemic conversational operator VERUMderives the existence and content of the (...)
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    Are Species Intelligent?: Not a Yes or No Question.Jonathan Schull - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (1):94-108.
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    Even-NPIs in YES/NO Questions.Elena Guerzoni - 2004 - Natural Language Semantics 12 (4):319-343.
    It has been a long-standing puzzle that Negative Polarity Items appear to split into two subvarieties when their effect on the interpretation of questions is taken into account: while questions with any and ever can be used as unbiased requests of information, questions with so-called `minimizers', i.e. idioms like lift a finger and the faintest idea, are always biased towards a negative answer (cf. Ladusaw 1979). Focusing on yes/no questions, this paper presents a solution to this puzzle. Specifically it is (...)
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  4. Biased Yes/No Questions: The Role of VERUM.Maribel Romero - unknown
    Certain information-seeking yes/no (yn)-questions –e.g. Did Jorge really bring a present? and Doesn’t John drink?– convey an epistemic bias of the speaker. Two main approaches to biased yn-questions are compared: the VERUM approach and the Decision Theory approach. It is argued that, while Decision Theory can formally characterize the notion of “intent” of a question, VERUM is needed to derive the data.
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  5. Not a Simple Yes or No: Uncertainty in Indirect Answers.Scott Grimm - unknown
    There is a long history of using logic to model the interpretation of indirect speech acts. Classical logical inference, however, is unable to deal with the combinations of disparate, conflicting, uncertain evidence that shape such speech acts in discourse. We propose to address this by combining logical inference with probabilistic methods. We focus on responses to polar questions with the following property: they are neither yes nor no, but they convey information that can be used to infer such an answer (...)
     
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    Acts of Requesting in Dynamic Logic of Knowledge and Obligation.Tomoyuki Yamada - 2011 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 7 (2):59-82.
    Although it seems intuitively clear that acts of requesting are different from acts of commanding, it is not very easy to sate their differences precisely in dynamic terms. In this paper we show that it becomes possible to characterize, at least partially, the effects of acts of requesting and compare them with the effects of acts of commanding by combining dynamified deontic logic with epistemic logic. One interesting result is the following: each act of requesting is appropriately differentiated from an (...)
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    Is ‘No’ a Force-Indicator? Yes, Sooner or Later!Fabien Schang & James Trafford - 2017 - Logica Universalis 11 (2):225-251.
    This paper discusses the philosophical and logical motivations for rejectivism, primarily by considering a dialogical approach to logic, which is formalized in a Question–Answer Semantics. We develop a generalised account of rejectivism through close consideration of Mark Textor’s arguments against rejectivism that the negative expression ‘No’ is never used as an act of rejection and is equivalent with a negative sentence. In doing so, we also shed light upon well-known issues regarding the supposed non-embeddability and non-iterability of force indicators.
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    Stem Cell Research in a Catholic Institution: Yes or No?Michael R. Prieur, Joan Atkinson, Laurie Hardingham, David Hill, Gillian Kernaghan, Debra Miller, Sandy Morton, Mary Rowell, John F. Vallely & Suzanne Wilson - 2006 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 16 (1):73-98.
    : Catholic teaching has no moral difficulties with research on stem cells derived from adult stem cells or fetal cord blood. The ethical problem comes with embryonic stem cells since their genesis involves the destruction of a human embryo. However, there seems to be significant promise of health benefits from such research. Although Catholic teaching does not permit any destruction of human embryos, the question remains whether researchers in a Catholic institution, or any researchers opposed to destruction of human (...)
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    Facilitation by Variation: Right‐to‐Left Learning of English Yes/No Questions.Bruno Estigarribia - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (1):68-93.
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    Saying "No" to Compromise; "Yes" to Integration.Pauline Graham - 1998 - Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1007-1013.
    The central fact underlying all relations is the question of power and how it can be used to get one's way. When power does not work, we move to compromise. This paper questions the validity of compromise as an effective means of settling differences. My standpoint is that compromise debases relationships, is wrong in principle and does not work in practice either. There is a better strategy: integration, when the contending parties find the wider solution that includes both their (...)
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    God? No and Yes: A Skeptic's View.Carl Stecher - 2014 - Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 22 (1):93-108.
    After a mild indoctrination into the Christian faith, at the age of 15 I discovered myself to be a non-believer: the idea of an invisible, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God suddenly seemed simply unbelievable. Years later I decided to re-examine the question. Perhaps I had missed something. This in turn led to a fascination with God questions and religious belief, but a re-confirmation of my earlier discovery: the traditional Christian concept of God was not only unbelievable, but incoherent and morally (...)
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  12. There is No Question of Physicalism.Tim Crane & D. H. Mellor - 1990 - Mind 99 (394):185-206.
    Many philosophers are impressed by the progress achieved by physical sciences. This has had an especially deep effect on their ontological views: it has made many of them physicalists. Physicalists believe that everything is physical: more precisely, that all entities, properties, relations, and facts are those which are studied by physics or other physical sciences. They may not all agree with the spirit of Rutherford's quoted remark that 'there is physics; and there is stamp-collecting',' but they all grant physical science (...)
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  13. Yes and No.I. Rumfitt - 2000 - Mind 109 (436):781-823.
    In what does the sense of a sentential connective consist? Like many others, I hold that its sense lies in rules that govern deductions. In the present paper, however, I argue that a classical logician should take the relevant deductions to be arguments involving affirmative or negative answers to yes-or-no questions that contain the connective. An intuitionistic logician will differ in concentrating exclusively upon affirmative answers. I conclude by arguing that a well known intuitionistic criticism of classical logic fails if (...)
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  14. Philosophical Problems, Cluster Concepts, and the Many Lives of Molyneux's Question.Brian R. Glenney - 2013 - Biology and Philosophy 28 (3):541-558.
    Molyneux’s question, whether the newly sighted might immediately recognize tactilely familiar shapes by sight alone, has produced an array of answers over three centuries of debate and discussion. I propose the first pluralist response: many different answers, both yes and no, are individually sufficient as an answer to the question as a whole. I argue that this is possible if we take the question to be cluster concept of sub-problems. This response opposes traditional answers that isolate specific (...)
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    Many Questions Begs the Question (but Questions Do Not Beg the Question).Dale Jacquette - 1994 - Argumentation 8 (3):283-289.
    The fallacy of many questions or the complex question, popularized by the sophism ‘Have you stopped beating your spouse?’ (when a yes-or-no answer is required), is similar to the fallacy of begging the question orpetitio principii. Douglas N. Walton inBegging the Question has recently argued that the two forms are alike in trying unfairly to elicit an admission from a dialectical opponent without meeting burden of proof, but distinct because of the circularity of question-begging argument and (...)
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    Metaxological 'Yes' and Existential 'No': William Desmond and Atheism.Dennis Vanden Auweele - 2013 - Sophia 52 (4):637-655.
    This article explores and critically assesses the metaxological account of a philosophy of God professed by William Desmond. Postmodern reflection on the philosophy of God has a tendency to focus on the 'signs' of God and urges for a passive acceptance of these signs. Desmond argues, contrary to this tendency, for a mindful togetherness of philosophical activity and religious passivity. After exploring Desmond's thought on this topic, I move to assess his 'metaxological yes' to God as the agapeic origin from (...)
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  17. Umwertung: Nietzsche's War-Praxis and the Problem of Yes-Saying and No-Saying in Ecce Homo.Herman Siemens - 2009 - Nietzsche-Studien 38:182-206.
    The concept of Umwertung, central to Ecce Homo, is marked by discrepancies and incongruities that seem to defy philosophical comprehension. This paper focuses on the problem of Yes-saying and No-saying at the core of Umwertung. How can total affirmation be combined with radical critique, as Nietzsche claims? Nietzsche's favoured idiom of warfare exhibits the incommensurability of these positions, but it also points to a deeper problem: in waging war against idealism, Nietzsche risks repeating idealism, conceived as a war to the (...)
     
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    How Can Yes-or-No Questions Be Informative Before They Are Answered?Emmanuel J. Genot & Justine Jacot - 2012 - Episteme 9 (2):189-204.
    We examine a special case of inquiry games and give an account of the informational import of asking questions. We focus on yes-or-no questions, which always carry information about the questioner's strategy, but never about the state of Nature, and show how strategic information reduces uncertainty through inferences about other players' goals and strategies. This uncertainty cannot always be captured by information structures of classical game theory. We conclude by discussing the connection with Gricean pragmatics and contextual constraints on interpretation.
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  19. ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘Can't Say’.Michael Dummett - 2002 - Mind 111 (442):289-296.
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    Yes, No, Maybe So: A Veritistic Approach to Echo Chambers Using a Trichotomous Belief Model.Bert Baumgaertner - 2014 - Synthese 191 (11):2549-2569.
    I approach the study of echo chambers from the perspective of veritistic social epistemology. A trichotomous belief model is developed featuring a mechanism by which agents will have a tendency to form agreement in the community. The model is implemented as an agent-based model in NetLogo and then used to investigate a social practice called Impartiality, which is a plausible means for resisting or dismantling echo chambers. The implementation exposes additional factors that need close consideration in an evaluation of Impartiality. (...)
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  21. Separating Sensitivity From Response Bias: Implications of Comparisons of Yes-No and Forced-Choice Tests for Models and Measures of Recognition Memory.Neal E. A. Kroll, Andrew P. Yonelinas, Ian G. Dobbins & Christina M. Frederick - 2002 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 131 (2):241-254.
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    Does Psychotherapy Work? Yes, No, Maybe.Sol L. Garfield - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (2):292.
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    Is Religion Adaptive? Yes, No, Neutral. But Mostly We Don't Know.Peter J. Richerson & Lesley Newson - 2009 - In . Oxford University Press. pp. 100-117.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001788477; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 100-117.; Language(s): English; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    A Note on the so-Called Yes-No Experiments and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.Øistein Bjørnestad - 1974 - Synthese 29 (1-4):243 - 253.
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    Reducibility of Safe Questions to Sets of Atomic Yes-No Questions.Andrzej WiĞniewski - 2006 - In J. Jadacki & J. Pasniczek (eds.), Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Reidel. pp. 6--215.
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    On State Transformations Induced by Yes-No Experiments, in the Context of Quantum Logic.E. G. Beltrametti & G. Cassinelli - 1977 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (1):369 - 379.
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    "How Does This Artwork Make You Feel?" A "No-No" Question in Art Museum Education?Olga M. Hubard - 2015 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 49 (2):82.
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    'Yes:—No:—I Have Been Sleeping—and Now—Now—I Am Dead': Undeath, the Body and Medicine.Megan Stern - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 39 (3):347-354.
    In this paper I propose that, since the mid-eighteenth century medical science has simultaneously generated and disavowed ‘undead’ bodies, suspended between life and death. Through close analysis of three examples of ‘undeath’ taken from different moments in medical history, I consider what these bodies can tell us about medicine, its history, cultural meaning, scientific status and its role in shaping ideas of embodiment, identity and death. My first example is Edgar Allan Poe’s story ‘The facts in the case of M. (...)
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    Relation Between Confidence in Yes–No and Forced-Choice Tasks.Craig R. M. McKenzie, John T. Wixted, David C. Noelle & Gohar Gyurjyan - 2001 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 130 (1):140.
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    Yes-No Questions and the Myth of Content Invariance.Savas L. Tsohatzidis - 2007 - In John Searle's Philosophy of Language: Force, Meaning, and Mind. Cambridge University Press.
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    Yes-No Questions, Information Structure, and Prosody.Nancy Hedberg - 2007 - In Noel Burton-Roberts (ed.), Pragmatics. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 2.
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    Developing Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Estimating Sensitivity Thresholds in Yes-No and Forced-Choice Tasks.Luis A. Lesmes, Zhong-Lin Lu, Jongsoo Baek, Nina Tran, Barbara A. Dosher & Thomas D. Albright - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  33. Postscript to There is No Question of Physicalism.Tim Crane & D. H. Mellor - 1995 - In P. Moser & J. D. Trout (eds.), Contemporary Materialism: a Reader. Routledge. pp. 85-89.
  34. Testing Signal-Detection Models of Yes/No and Two-Alternative Forced-Choice Recognition Memory.Yoonhee Jang, John T. Wixted & David E. Huber - 2009 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 138 (2):291-306.
  35. On State Transformations Induced by Yes-No Experiments, in the Context of Quantum Logic.P. Mittelstaedt - 1977 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 6 (4):369.
     
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  36. Yes, No, Maybe So… Nietzsche’s Equivocations on the Relation Between Democracy and ‘Grosse Politik’.Vasti Roodt & Herman W. Siemens - 2008 - In Vasti Roodt & Herman W. Siemens (eds.), Nietzsche, Power and Politics: Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy for Political Thought. Walter de Gruyter.
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  37. ‘Yes:—No:—I Have Been Sleeping—and Now—Now—I Am Dead’: Undeath, the Body and Medicine.Megan Stern - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (3):347-354.
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  38. CS2315-F08 December 7, 2008 Ethics and Therac-25 Some May Question Whether Software Engineering or Computer Programming Are Just Careers or If They Are Real Professions. But There is No Question That They Have the Ability to Affect the Public Either Through Good or Through Harm. Software Engineers Do Not Have to Have a License to Practice, but They Still Need to Abide by a Code of Ethics. Without This Code or a Set of Moral Rules to Guide Them They Cannot Be Expected to Feel Accountable for Their Actions. [REVIEW]Christy Sylvest - forthcoming - Ethics.
     
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  39. Reducibility of Safe Questions to Sets of Atomic Yes-No Questions.Andrzej Wiśniewski - 2006 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 89:215-235.
     
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  40. Reducibility of Questions to Sets of Yes-No Questions'.A. Wisniewski - 1993 - Bulletin of the Section of Logic 22:119-126.
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  41. Yes-No 型の応答文の種類. 鈴木雅光 - 2006 - Fenomenologia. Diálogos Possíveis Campinas: Alínea/Goiânia: Editora da Puc Goiás 6:143-149.
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  42. On the Cross-Linguistic Correlation Between the Usages of Yes/No Particles and the Presence/Absence of Negative Quantifiers.Katsuhiko Yabushita - 2009 - In Dingfang Shu & Ken Turner (eds.), Contrasting Meanings in Languages of the East and West. Peter Lang.
     
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  43. Estimation and Identifiability of Model Parameters in Human Nociceptive Processing Using Yes-No Detection Responses to Electrocutaneous Stimulation.Huan Yang, Hil G. E. Meijer, Jan R. Buitenweg & Stephan A. van Gils - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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  44. Design, Yes; Intelligent, No.Massimo Pigliucci - 2001 - Philosophy Now 32:26-29.
    Were we designed by an intelligent creation? Not likely: living organisms are designed, yes, but not intelligently...
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    Are Skeptical Theists Really Skeptics? Sometimes Yes and Sometimes No.Justin P. McBrayer - 2012 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (1):3-16.
    Skeptical theism is the view that God exists but, given our cognitive limitations, the fact that we cannot see a compensating good for some instance of evil is not a reason to think that there is no such good. Hence, we are not justified in concluding that any actual instance of evil is gratuitous, thus undercutting the evidential argument from evil for atheism. This paper focuses on the epistemic role of context and contrast classes to advance the debate over skeptical (...)
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    No Life is Bare, the Ordinary is Exceptional: Giorgio Agamben and the Question of Political Ontology.Mathew Abbott - 2012 - Parrhesia 14:23-36.
    In this article I develop a theory of political ontology, working to differentiate it from traditional political philosophy and Schmittian political theology. As with political theology, political ontology has its primary grounding not in disinterested contemplation from the standpoint of pure reason, but rather in a confrontation with an existential problem. Yet while for Schmitt this is the problem of how to live and think in obedience to God, the problem for political ontology is the question of being. Thus (...)
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    No Laughing Matter: John Stuart Mill's Establishment of Women's Suffrage as a Parliamentary Question.Ann Robson - 1990 - Utilitas 2 (1):88.
    Of all my recollections connected with the H of C that of my having had the honour of being the first to make the claim of women to the suffrage a parliamentary question, is the most gratifying as I believe it to have been the most important public service that circumstances made it in my power to render. This is now a thing accomplished.….
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    "No" Means "Yes": The Seduction of the Word in Plato's Phaedrus.Catherine Osborne - 1999 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):263-281.
    The motifs of love and seduction in the Phaedrus are not about sexual love but about philosophy, and particularly about two different approaches to philosophy, one engaged and emotionally, even poetically, involved and one cold, rational and detached. Socrates' palinode speech in the Phaedrus contrasts the lover of beauty whose philosophical sensitivities enable the wings to grow and intellectual vision to occur, with the cool rational character of the non-lover who has no place for love of beauty and cares only (...)
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    Has Emergency Medicine Research Benefited Patients? An Ethical Question.Kenneth V. Iserson - 2007 - Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (3):289-295.
    From an ethical standpoint, the goal of clinical research is to benefit patients. While individual investigations may not yield results that directly improve patients’ evaluation or treatment, the corpus of the research should lead in that direction. Without the goal of ultimate benefit to patients, such research fails as a moral enterprise. While this may seem obvious, the need to protect and benefit patients can get lost in the milieu of clinical research. Many advances in emergency medicine have been based (...)
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    No Goddess Was Your Mother.Steven Schroeder - 1995 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 2 (1):27-32.
    This paper begins with three observations: 1) At what is generally believed to be its origin in ancient Greece, “Western” philosophy is not sharply distinguished from poetry, science, or theology; 2) At what is generally believed to be its origin, “Western” philosophy is not Western; it is born in a multicultural matrix consisting of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Southern European influences; 3) As philosophy comes to think of itself as “Western,” it separates itself from poetry, science, and the rest (...)
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