How do you respond to an unanswerable question?

But this doesn’t mean you can’t form a helpful and honest response.

  1. Acknowledge your own anxiety. …
  2. Listen for the need underneath the question. …
  3. Ask questions that help others find strength. …
  4. Don’t interpret questions as critique. …
  5. Practice your tone and physical delivery ahead of time. …
  6. If you blow it, recover quickly.

What is an unanswerable question called?

Mar 12, 2015 at 22:47. By the way, a rhetorical question is a question that is asked for the effect it produces. One common use is in speeches, or rhetoric, where the name comes from. A rhetorical question may or may not have an answer, and may or may not be intended to be answered.

What is it called when you answer a question without actually answering it?

The term for this is a non-answer. The practice of giving non-answers could be described as evasion, avoidance, dodging the question, etc.

What is it called when you ask a question that Cannot be answered?

A rhetorical question is one for which the questioner does not expect a direct answer: in many cases it may be intended to start a discourse, or as a means of displaying or emphasize the speaker’s or author’s opinion on a topic.

What does it mean when someone answer your question with a question?

This method of answering questions with questions, in order to let the questioner realize that he can find the answer by reasoning (Socrates would say that the answer was in him all along), is called maieutics (the related adjective being maieutic).

Can there be an answer without a question?

It’s called a rhetorical answer.

Can an answer be a question?

Can an answer be a question? Probably not. A response could be a question.

Can a question be invalid?

If I hold up an ordinary banana and ask “Why is this banana blue?”, you can rightly say that you don’t have to answer the question, because the question is not valid. The question contains the assumption that the banana is blue and it is not blue, so the question is invalid.

Can an invalid argument be sound?

If a deductive argument is valid, then we go ahead and check the factual claim, because only then is it possible that the argument might be sound. An invalid argument is always unsound. An argument is sound if it is valid and the premises are all actually true.

What is an example of an invalid argument?

An argument is said to be an invalid argument if its conclusion can be false when its hypothesis is true. An example of an invalid argument is the following: “If it is raining, then the streets are wet. The streets are wet.