Accession Number:

AD0422845

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF QUESTIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

160.0

Abstract:

Analyzes the logical syntax of questions and answers, and sets forth the principle that a question is wholly determined by specifying the alternatives it presents and the request it makes. Shows how this analysis leads to a cross-classification of questions into several interesting varieties. Lists and discusses three varieties of questions. Describes a formal language L for which a logic of questions is devised by the addition of some machinery for asking questions in an orderly and fruitful way. Discusses the criteria which the formalization of questions and answers should satisfy. Outlines considerations of the notion of truth and falsity as these are related to questions. Sets forth semantical concepts in the appraisal of questions and answers, and presents a set theoretical analysis of questions and answers. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE