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Learning to ask good questions

Something to think about for those starting their dissertations.

"Weinberg goes on to identify some of the ways that philosophy goes about creating new questions:

Reinvention — bringing attention to a forgotten or neglected question by asking it in a new way.

Application — reformulating a version of a known philosophical question so as to apply it to a new domain and, in doing so, bringing new considerations into play.

Specification — showing that a known philosophical question is ambiguous or incomplete by making relevant distinctions and articulating the other questions whose answers are needed in order to clarify or complete the first one.

Inauguration — asking a question that creates a new area of philosophical inquiry."

For the full article, see here.