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The idea was originally developed by Richard Whately, whose work was popularized by Eugeniu Sperantia, and then such philosophers like Arthur Prior and Nuel D. Belnap, Jr. were interested by this subject.
- Nuel D. Belnap, Jr., Questions, Answers, and Presuppositions, "The Journal of Philosophy" Vol. 63, No. 20, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Sixty-Third Annual Meeting (Oct., 1966), pp. 609–611.
- Mary Prior, Arthur Prior, Erotetic Logic, "The Philosophical Review" Vol. 64, No. 1 (Jan., 1955), pp. 43–59.
- Eugeniu Sperantia, Remarques sur les propositions interrogatives. Projet d'une "logique du problème", Actes du Congrès International de Philosophie Scientifique, VII Logique, Paris 1936, pp. 18–28.
- Whately, Richard, Elements of Logic, Longman, Greens and Co. (9th Edition, London, 1875)
- Richard Whately, Elements of Rhetoric