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  • begging the question — The procedure of assuming what is at issue in an argument. Although the charge is commonly made, there is no logical definition of those kinds of argument that beg the question. In the widest sense, any valid argument might be thought to beg the… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • question-begging — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : that involves the fallacy of petitio principii : that involves an assumption of something whose truth may be questioned question begging arguments question begging epithets compare beg vt 3b II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • begging the question — noun A logical fallacy in which a premise of an argument contains a direct or indirect assumption that the conclusion is true; offering a circular argument; circular reasoning. It is an instance of begging the question to argue that God can only… …   Wiktionary

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