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On the reducibility of questions

  • Andrzej Wiśniewski


The concepta question is reducible to a non-empty set of questions is defined and examined. The basic results are: (1) each question which is sound relative to some of its presuppositions is reducible to some set of binary (i.e. having exactly two direct answers) questions; (b) each question which has a finite number of direct answers is reducible to some finite set of binary questions; (c) if entailment is compact, then each normal question (i.e. sound relative to its presuppositions) is reducible to some finite set of binary questions.


Finite Number Basic Result Direct Answer Normal Question Binary Question 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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