Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
  (adj)     (noun)

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George Bush is a good communicator because he speaks effectively.
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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 1,413 Total Answer Attempts   48%
 680 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 733 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

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

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