Studia Logica

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 261–274 | Cite as

Erotetic arguments: A preliminary analysis

  • Andrzej Wiśniewski


The concept of erotetic argument is introduced. Two relations between sets of declarative sentences and questions are analysed; and two classes of erotetic arguments are characterized.


Preliminary Analysis Mathematical Logic Computational Linguistic Declarative Sentence 
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© Polish Academy of Sciences 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Wiśniewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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