What makes a question a philosophical question precisely? For instance the question what makes a question a philosophical question" SOUNDS to me like a philosophical question But why? Is it that it's abstract? Well in what way does a question have to be abstract to qualify as abstract in a manner that makes it a philosophical question? Are there abstract questions that aren't philosophical? I suppose the question "Does so and so love me?" would be abstract in some sense since it deals with the abstract topic of love but it isn't a philosophical question. So then a philosophical question is more than simply an abstract question. Perhaps the question is philosophical because it was concerned in someway with what defines something. So the question "Do all mothers love?" seems very close to a philosophical question but it isn't since whether mothers love or not doesn't directly bear on what a mother is (or if it does it does so only by inference). But are there philosophical questions that are not concerned with the definition of an abstract something? Okay maybe ethical question don't concern themselves with the definition of an abstract something. For instance "Is it wrong to eat animals?" seems like it could be interpreted as concerning itself with is in the realm of what constituted wrongness? So then if a philosophical question is concerned with abstract definitions what is an abstract definition? Are all philosophical questions then in someway ontological?