THEORY BEGGING

an unofficial fallacy wherein proof for the authenticity of a theory is gained from a logical or empirical procedure which already presumes the truth, languages, or viewpoint of that very same theory.

THEORY BEGGING: "The concept of theory begging isn't widely acknowledged in the research community."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THEORY BEGGING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/theory-begging/ (accessed December 9, 2019).
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