A Three Step Process

Now you know.

  • Beg the q wrong
    You once were wrong.
  • Blast of light
    But now you're right.
  • Circles examples
    So practice tonight.

What It Is NOT

"Begging the question" does not mean "that implies the question." It is not a way to move dialog forwards.

It sounds sophisticated because it is. But it doesn't mean what you think.

Please stop!

Logic and Grammar pleads with you!

What It Is

"Begging the Question" is an informal logical fallacy akin to "circular reasoning." It occurs when one of the assumptions in your argument is essentially equivalent to your conclusion.

Typically, that assumption is the thing that needs to be proved.

It is a useful phrase! Let's protect it!

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