2017 | 26 | 3 Special Issue on Question Processing. Guest Editors: Mariusz Urbański, Michiel van Lambalgen, and Marcin Koszowy | 357–381
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Erotetic Epistemic Logic

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This paper presents a logic of questions developed as an extension of (S5) epistemic logic. We discuss many features that are important for erotetic logic (formalization and semantics of questions, answerhood conditions, and inferential structures with questions). The aim is to introduce an erotetic system which corresponds well with epistemic terms and can form an appropriate background for dynamic approaches in epistemic logic.
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