BEGGING THE QUESTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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?" Related Psychology Terms BEGGING THE QUESTION RANDOMIZED-RESPONSE TECHNIQUE ENDOMORPH OTIS-LENNON SCHOOL ABILITY TEST (OLSAT) CAUSE-AND-EFFECT TEST MOLYNEUX'S QUESTION PROBABILISM RESPONSE ACQUIESCENCE PIGEM'S QUESTION LANDOLT CIRCLES Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEGGING THE QUESTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/begging-the-question-2/ (accessed April 17, 2021).