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Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning

Perspectives on Interrogative Models of Inquiry

Developments in Inquiry and Questions

Editors: Başkent, Can (Ed.)

  • Presents a variety of approaches to the philosophy of inquiry  
  • Collects the work of experts on Hintikka’s interrogative theory of inquiry  
  • Broadens Hintikka’s model of interrogative inquiry
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This book explores the two major elements of Hintikka’s model of inquiry: underlying game theoretical motivations and the central role of questioning. The chapters build on the Hintikkan tradition extending Hintikka’s model and present a wide variety of approaches to the philosophy of inquiry from different directions, ranging from erotetic logic to Lakatosian philosophy, from socio-epistemologic approaches to strategic reasoning and mathematical practice.

Hintikka's theory of inquiry is a well-known example of a dynamic epistemic procedure. In an interrogative inquiry, the inquirer is given a theory and a question. He then tries to answer the question based on the theory by posing questions to nature or an oracle. The initial formulation of this procedure by Hintikka is rather broad and informal. This volume introduces a carefully selected responses to the issues discussed by Hintikka.

The articles in the volume were contributed by various authors associated with a research project on Hintikka's interrogative theory of inquiry conducted in the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST) of Paris, including those who visited to share their insight.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Inquiry and Justification

    Hakli, Raul

    Pages 1-13

  • The Interrogative Model of Inquiry and Inquiry Learning

    Genot, Emmanuel J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Inquiry and Deliberation in Judicial Systems: The Problem of Jury Size

    Angere, Staffan (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

  • Inquiry, Refutations and the Inconsistent

    Başkent, Can

    Pages 57-71

  • The Heterogeneity of Mathematical Research

    Bendegem, Jean Paul

    Pages 73-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Interrogative Models of Inquiry
Book Subtitle
Developments in Inquiry and Questions
Editors
  • Can Başkent
Series Title
Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20762-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20762-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20761-2
Series ISSN
2214-9120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 197
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