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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Private property rights are inalienable. You have them simply because you are a human being.
Begging the Question
Petitio Principii

AKA Circular Reasoning, Reasoning in a Circle

Category: Fallacies of Presumption

Begging the Question is a fallacy in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true. This sort of "reasoning" typically has the following form.

  1. Premises in which the truth of the conclusion is claimed or the truth of the conclusion is assumed (either directly or indirectly).
  2. Claim C (the conclusion) is true.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because simply assuming that the conclusion is true (directly or indirectly) in the premises does not constitute evidence for that conclusion. Obviously, simply assuming a claim is true does not serve as evidence for that claim. This is especially clear in particularly blatant cases: "X is true. The evidence for this claim is that X is true."

Some cases of question begging are fairly blatant, while others can be extremely subtle.

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 810 Total Answer Attempts   38%
 308 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 502 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by We Deserve Better     

Most Common Responses

 
308 - Begging the Question
38 - Genetic Fallacy
33 - Appeal to Common Practice
27 - Hasty Generalization
26 - Appeal to Belief
26 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
26 - Post Hoc
24 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
22 - Confusing Cause and Effect
22 - Appeal to Tradition
21 - Fallacy of Composition
20 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
19 - Red Herring
17 - Biased Generalization
16 - Special Pleading
14 - Relativist Fallacy
14 - Ignoring a Common Cause
13 - Burden of Proof
13 - Misleading Vividness
12 - Appeal to Popularity
12 - Appeal to Authority
12 - Poisoning the Well
11 - False Dilemma
9 - Appeal to Ridicule
7 - Appeal to Emotion
6 - Fallacy of Division
6 - Slippery Slope
6 - Appeal to Fear
5 - Personal Attack
4 - Appeal to Flattery
4 - Guilt by Association
4 - Ad Hominem
3 - Appeal to Novelty
3 - Middle Ground
3 - Appeal to Pity
2 - Appeal to Spite
1 - Gambler's Fallacy
1 - Peer Pressure

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