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The logic of questions as a theory of erotetic arguments

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This paper argues for the idea that the logic of questions should focus its attention on the analysis of arguments in which questions play the role of conclusions. The relevant concepts of validity are discussed and the concept of the logic of questions of a semantically interpreted formalized language is introduced.

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This paper was presented at the symposium “Erotetic Logic. A Dialogue” organized by the Center for the Philosophy and History of Science of Boston University (February, 1994) and prepared during my stay at the Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside as a Fulbright grantee.

I would like to thank Professors David Harrah and Sylvain Bromberger for valuable suggestions and comments.

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Wiśniewski, A. The logic of questions as a theory of erotetic arguments. Synthese 109, 1–25 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00413820

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