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CONTENTS

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CHAPTER ONE. THE PROBLEM AND THE PLAN

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pp. 1-28

A good deal of work has already been written on the topic of questions, most of it in recent years, and most of it on the "logic" of questions.1 Yet in spite of the volume of literature on the topic, what remains missing in all this is a systematic study on the phenomenology of questioning...

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CHAPTER TWO. TOWARD A DEFINITION OF A QUESTION

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pp. 29-60

In this chapter I examine some of the principal ways that the questioning act has come to be interpreted by philosophers.1 Some of these interpretations have been put forward as definitions of a questioning act, and still others have been intended as only partial descriptions of it...

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CHAPTER THREE. ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE OBJECT-IN-QUESTION (ON THE "PREDICATIVE QUESTION," PART I)

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pp. 61-100

What is there to say about the intended target of a Q? Structurally, what sort of "thing" does a Q characteristically aim at? These are the questions I shall try to answer in the present chapter. Before elaborating on this...

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CHAPTER FOUR. A THEORY OF ANSWERING, A THEORY OF INFORMATIVENESS (ON THE "PREDICATIVE QUESTION," PART II)

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pp. 101-138

Clarifying what makes for a "piece of knowledge" is the central aim of Husserl's Logical Investigations, if not also of his other works as well. The Sixth Investigation, with which the work ends, is entitled, appropriately enough...

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CHAPTER FIVE. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT IS ITS CAUSE? (ON THE WHAT-QUESTION)

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pp. 139-178

There are any number of ways by which to classify Qs: into "yes-no" Qs and "word" Qs"; into "unique-alternative" Qs and "complete-list" Qs; into "nonexclusive" Qs and nonsense Qs, to name only a few. Surprisingly, a classification not to be found in the technical literature is that between what we have called the "predicative...

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CHAPTER SIX. WHAT WE KNOW BY NOW, AND WHAT COMES NEXT

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pp. 179-210

The objective of the present work has been to examine the notion of intentionality (in roughly the Husserlian sense of the term) in terms of the idea that questioning and answering are basic to it. I mean "basic" not in the sense that questioning and answering are obviously "important" types, or "common" types...

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 211-226

INDEX OF NAMES

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pp. 227-230

INDEX OF SUBJECTS

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pp. 231-237