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The Paradox of the Question
Philosophical Studies (2011)
  • Dennis Whitcomb, Western Washington University
  • Ryan Wasserman, Western Washington University
Abstract
What is the best question to ask an omniscient being? The question is intriguing; is it also paradoxical? We discuss several versions of what Ned Markosian calls “the paradox of the question” and suggest solutions to each of those puzzles. We then offer some practical advice about what do if you ever have the opportunity to query an omniscient being.
Keywords
  • Paradox,
  • Questions,
  • Markosian,
  • Self-reference
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 2011
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-011-9706-5
Publisher Statement
Published by Springer Netherlands
Citation Information
Dennis Whitcomb and Ryan Wasserman. "The Paradox of the Question" Philosophical Studies Vol. 154 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 149 - 159
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dennis-whitcomb/11/