Philosophy of questions

What is the philosophy of questions

The philosophy of questions is all about the questions that we ask in our everyday lives. What is a question. Why do we ask questions. What makes a question good or bad. The philosophy of questions asks all of these questions and many more. Simply put, it is the philosophical study of questions.


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Lani Watson is a philosopher based at the University of Edinburgh. She is fascinated by questions. Her research focuses on the practice of questioning and how we use it to have conversations, gather information, challenge each other and understand our world. She has a special interest in the way we use questions to learn.


Find out more about Lani’s current researchpublished and presented work, and teaching.


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