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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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 739 Total Answer Attempts   45%
 329 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 410 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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