BEGGING THE QUESTION

Reasoning that goes round in circles where the qeustion gives rise to the answer and the answer gives rise to the question. Also called pettitio principii, question begging. See theory begging.

BEGGING THE QUESTION: "He was begging the question by asking what came first the chicken or the egg?"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEGGING THE QUESTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/begging-the-question-2/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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