Questioning, Context-Sensitiveness and Philosophical Inquiry

Paniel Reyes-Cardenas, J. Martin Castro-Manzano

Abstract


This paper aims to explain that context-sensitiveness is a very important aspect of philosophical inquiry, specifically through the activity of questioning. The activity of questioning fulfills a number of epistemic tasks; these render the inquirer to understand what is relevant about a context of a determinate inquiry, philosophical or otherwise. In revealing what is relevant for formulating questions it is also noted that fallibilism enters the picture of the establishing of a questioning activity: it shows us that the road of inquiry is relentless and we ought to not block it by context-insensitive questioning.

Keywords


Philosophical questioning; inquiry; contextualist epistemology; fallibilism

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