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

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Becky: "Have you heard an immigrant killed a young woman? We should kick out all immigrants from our country!"
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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 490 Total Answer Attempts   8%
 38 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 452 Incorrectly Un/Popped
posted by Miomiya     

Most Common Responses

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

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