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    The logical fallacy, that is, not the misused reference to "the question must be asked"

    In what sense is this form of circular argument "begging" a "question"?
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    Because you beg.
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    Your clearly begging the question.
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    Its when you assume that the very thing you are arguing about is true.

    its not a fallacy though because if the premises are true then the conclusion must be true. It just makes the argument pointless
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    Because you beg.
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    Your cleary begging a reply
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    (Original post by puma21)
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    Your cleary begging a reply
    You're clearly begging for grammar lessons. :ahee:
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    ...My cat's breath smells of cat food.
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    You're clearly begging for grammar lessons. :ahee:
    :yep:
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    (Original post by puma21)
    :yep:
    LETHAL INTERJECTION!
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    LETHAL INTERJECTION!
    Are you on about the boondocks :eek:
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    (Original post by puma21)
    Are you on about the boondocks :eek:
    Well...
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    Well...
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    So none of you dumbasses have a clue then?

    I found out anyway - it's basically an awful translation from the latin and, as far as I can tell, makes no literal sense.
 
 
 
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