Cf: In the Way of Inquiry • Objections to Reflexive Inquiry
Our agent of inquiry is brought to the threshold of two questions:
• What actions are available to achieve the aims of the present activity?
• What assumptions already accepted are advisable to amend or abandon?
The inquirer is faced in the object of inquiry with an obstinately oppositional
state of affairs, a character marked by the Greek word “pragma” for “object”,
whose manifold of senses and derivatives includes among its connotations the
ideas of purposeful objectives and problematic objections, and not too
incidentally both inquiries and expositions.