On Why-Questions in Physics

  • Gergely Székely
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7091-0177-3_8

Part of the Veröffentlichungen des Instituts Wiener Kreis book series (WIENER KREIS, volume 16)
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Székely G. (2011) On Why-Questions in Physics. In: Máté A., Rédei M., Stadler F. (eds) Der Wiener Kreis in Ungarn / The Vienna Circle in Hungary. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts Wiener Kreis, vol 16. Springer, Vienna


In the natural sciences, the most interesting and relevant questions are the so-called why-questions. What is a why-question? A why-question is nothing else than a question in the form “Why P?” (or “Why is P true?”) where P is an arbitrary statement.


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