Daniel Rothschild received his PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2006. He taught at Columbia and Oxford, and is now Professor and Head of Department at University College London. Most of his work is in philosophy of language.
In both the study of questions and the study of subject matter, we need to reach beyond propositions to find a more structured representation of the object of inquiry. I present an opinionated history of the topic, linking up work on the meaning of questions with the more philosophically-oriented discussion of subject matter and aboutness. I will address the question: are questions and subject matters, as many semanticists think, just one topic?