## Apr 9, 2012

### Dissolving Meno’s paradox

Hintikka, J. (1984). Questioning as a philosophical method. In J. H. Fetzer (Ed.), Principles of philosophical reasoning (pp. 25-44). Totowa, NJ: Rowan & Allanheid

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#### 5 comments:

1. Hello, I couldn't follow the numbers at some parts; I think they are mixed up. By the way, do you have the article in PDF? I would appreciate very much if you have it and upload it!

2. Hey. I don't have the PDF version of the paper. I would have if i'd had it. But what numbers are you talking about?

3. Sorry, I mean, for example, that you write:

"Someone putting forward (2) is expecting an answer that can allow (3).

(2) Who killed Roger Ackroyd?
(3) I know who killed Roger Ackroyd." (p. 2)

But then, latter, you write:

"For instance, if a man asks (6) and the waiter says (7):

(7) These spaghetti Bolognese … are made with beef or with prok?
(8) We don’t serve them any more " (p.2)

If on follows the structure of the first example, it's clear what do (2) and (3) stand for. In the second example, however, it isn't clear for me what do (6) stand for. I interpret it in the same way one should interpret the first example. I am right?

As a matter of fact, I like the way you explain the main points.

4. Ah, bummer! So yes, from six onward the counting is mixed up. In the passage you quoted, (6) is (7) and (7) is (8). Thanks for pointing this out!

5. I think they are mixed up.Truly great pointing.sell my house