Introduction

What does it mean to question? The Latin termquaestio, from which our word “question” derives, indicates an act of seeking and, by extension, an act of seeking truth. It suggests, through its linking of seeking and truth, that truth is something that must be sought and, hence, something that is not...

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Published in: The Interrogation of Joan of Arc Vol. 20; p. xi
Main Author: Karen Sullivan
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Minnesota Press 12-06-1999
Edition: NED - New edition
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: What does it mean to question? The Latin termquaestio, from which our word “question” derives, indicates an act of seeking and, by extension, an act of seeking truth. It suggests, through its linking of seeking and truth, that truth is something that must be sought and, hence, something that is not already present or not already evident among us. Because the process of questioning assumes that truth lies not in the self who seeks it but, rather, in an other outside that self, it is inherently modest and unassuming in its approach and inherently sensitive to the dangers of
ISBN: 9780816632671
0816632677
DOI: 10.5749/j.cttts4dz.4