deep**stash**

Beta

Logical Fallacies: Begging the Question

**The most simple form of begging the question**: *A is true because A is true.*

**Circular reasoning can also be a bit longer:**

*A is true because B is true, and B is true because A is true.**A is true because B is true, and B is true because C is true. C is correct because A is true.*

75 SAVES

This is a professional note extracted from an online article.

**Read** more efficiently

**Save** what inspires you

**Remember** anything

IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:

3

Key Ideas

**Begging the question** is an example of a fallacy of presumption, also known as a circular argument: The conclusion appears at the beginning and the end of the argument. *A is true because A is true.*

*A valid argument in support of a claim will offer evidence or reasons independent of the claim.*

*"The law says you should drive on the right side of the road, and the law is the law."*

When someone is questioning this statement, they are questioning the law. If we say, "because that is the law," we are begging the question. We are assuming the validity of what the other person is questioning.

**The most simple form of begging the question**: *A is true because A is true.*

**Circular reasoning can also be a bit longer:**

*A is true because B is true, and B is true because A is true.**A is true because B is true, and B is true because C is true. C is correct because A is true.*