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Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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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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 900 Total Answer Attempts   29%
 263 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 637 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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