Richard Feynman on Question Formulation

How we frame a question both constrains and frees our creativity1,2. The form of the question itself either encourages or precludes certain types of answers. Some forms of questions encourage shallow, quick answers while others encourage you to dig deeper into a topic.

In this video, Richard Feynman– lecturer and physicist– discusses why questions in an attempt to understand magnetic force.

  1. Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi
  2. Framing in Discourse by Deborah Tannen