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What is a question?

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Philosophy researcher lani watson talks about her research on the practice of questioning

“ If a question is an act performed to elicit information, a good question is an act performed competently in order to elicit worthwhile information. “ 

Lani Watson,
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh

What are questions and why do we ask them? What separates a good question from a bad question?

Listen to Lani discussing the practice of questioning in this episode of the Choose to be Curious podcast:

What is a question? with Lani Watson

About Lani Watson

Lani Watson is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Lani is interested in the many ways in which the practice of asking questions affects our everyday lives. She is currently developing a technological intervention aimed at improving student questioning in the classroom.  Find out more on Lani’s project website:

Philosophy of Questions

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