The Epistemological Significance of the Interrogative: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Epistemological Significance of the Interrogative

1st Edition

By James Somerville


284 pages

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This title was first published in 2002.This book challenges prevalent assumptions regarding questions and enquiry. It argues that instead of trying to understand questions by reference to knowledge, knowledge can be conceived by reference to the distinctive logical form exhibited by questions. Interrogative logical form has not hitherto been recognised by logicians or philosophers generally. By providing an analysis which can serve as the basis for a fresh start in epistemology, this book breaks new ground.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; The interrogative; Questions and enquiry; Asking questions; Stating answers; Interrogation; Requesting; Interrogative form; Logic and the different types of question; Appendix: the logic questions; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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