One Kind of Asking

Philosophical Quarterly 67 (266) (2017)
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This paper extends several themes from recent work on norms of assertion. It does as much by applying those themes to the speech act of asking. In particular, it argues for the view that there is a species of asking which is governed by a certain norm, a norm to the effect that one should ask a question only if one doesn’t know its answer.

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Dennis Whitcomb
Western Washington University


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